Vera Bowe will not continue as Ireland’s national coach. The Football Association of Ireland decided on Tuesday not to renew her expired contract. The union did not give a specific reason for the departure. However, director Jonathan confirmed Hill for RTE, the Irish public broadcaster The positive role played by the Dutch coach of Irish football. In particular on reaching the last World Cup, Hill was full of praise “as footballers made history and inspired the whole country”. In the World Cup finals held in Australia, Bao’s team failed to reach the second round.
Bow, 60, has coached Ireland since 2019. Last December, her name was mentioned in a US Soccer Critical Report about, among other things, her time as coach of the Houston Dash (November 2017). to September 2018). In that, she would have acted extraordinarily cruelly against the players due to their diet and weight. Bao has vehemently denied all accusations, but would have refused to cooperate with the investigation. This revealed a broader story of aggressive behavior in sport, including verbal insults, emotional abuse, unwanted groping and assault.
Bao, who was also the coach of the Orange national team between 2004 and 2010, announced more than a year ago that he was raped at a young age by an official of the Dutch Football Association. The Amsterdam team was fully supported in this regard by the Football Association of Ireland.
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