The coaching role often requires complete control of the dressing room, but sometimes coaches go too far in their quest to control the players.
In some cases, coaches ask players to do things that are counterintuitive, whether in training or in their personal lives.
For example, Italian Marcello Lippi asked Italy players to show their butts during training while they were at the 2006 World Cup.
There are also a number of coaches obsessed with controlling players to the extent that Italian Antonio Conte instructs the players under his leadership how to have sex
During the next report, we are trying to review the strangest things that coaches asked their stars to control.
Show your butts!
Marcello Lippi asked Italy’s players during their 2006 World Cup campaign to take off their pants during a training session.
The incident occurred before the 2006 World Cup semi-final match against Germany, which Italy won 2-0, after extra time.
“On the morning of the semi-final match with Germany, we were preparing near Dortmund when I saw a flash of light coming from the nearby trees,” Lippi said recently about that incident.
“I suspected that some of the photographers were in hiding and trying to get some inside information about our tactics,” he added.
“So I told my players about it, asked them to all line up with their backs to the trees, and at my signal, pull your pants down.”
He concluded: “They did it and we all laughed, the fact that no photo was published confirms the absence of a photographer at the time, but at least we had fun, which is an indispensable component of the winning team, technical quality alone is not enough if you do not have harmony within the group