Discipline is key of respect, or an opposite. Boss can’t gain respect between his coworkers without their discipline. His authority rock on when his people laugh to him, pity him or consider him as friend. If you are football coach, things are more complicated, because your submissive people might be stars. National football coach will face it such challenge : how to make discipline between famous football stars?
Croatian coach Ante Čačić faced with troubles in the moment when his defender Dejan Lovren rejected to play for national team in Euro championship. He explained this with one sentence : “I don’t want to play for Croatian team until Ante Čačić is coach. ” Dejan Lovren plays for Liverpool and he is one of famous footballers, familiar as hot tempered. He has quality and he plays on spot of left defender, which is issue for team , because a long time ago Croatian coach can’t find properly player. Dejan Lovren was main candidate for that place, and it was almost finished decision. In friendly match against Hungary, coach Čačić did not give him a chance to play, he did not entered during match. It made him furious and he gave statement for press, that he will not play under Čačić authority .
Publicity was divided. People who stand on Lovren side claimed that we will be damaged without him in team. People who supported Čačić had arguments that he is a coach, and he must listen him.
What i think? As much everyone has free will, world can’t exist without authorities. If we let everyone to do what he wish, we are in anarchy. If we accept that all kind of bosses order to us, we are under dictator ‘s boot. We need leaders, we need some tips , especially if our task is team’s work. Someone must lead team, as we have captain for ship, we must find coach for football. Every player who loves his team must sacrifice his ego. Lovren is football star, but he is not the only one. He gave bad example, because others can ask their rights too, to pick who will play, when will play and how will play.
If you ever experienced to be boss, you know that is not simple task. How to persuade people to follow your tips? You must give them something to respect you. If they don’t respect you, show them paddle. Dejan Lovren will watch football on television, instead to play for his team, because he wanted to feed his ego.
We must risk no matter what , because football is game for team. In the year 1998 football player Igor Cvitanović missed EURO championship. He had conflict with coach Ćiro Blažević. Romario, big football star also missed one championship because he did not listen coach.
Discipline asks sacrifice. Sometimes, we will not bring the most fair decisions, and we will not deal with best people. What is important, we will deal with self confidence and authority. If you are boss, stand behind your attitude, and show others why you stand for this. That is what Ante Čačić did, no matter about publicity who thrown eggs on him, he said “Lovren is playing good, but others are playing too. “