Pep Guardiola won the Premier League with Manchester City in the 2018-19 season. Cricket coach Enoch Nkwe wants to channel the philosophy of title-laden football manager Pep Guardiola to turn the suffering South African side into a winning force. Following India’s 203-run mauling of his team in the first Test on Sunday, captain Faf du Plessis and Nkwe pleaded for patience as the squad rebuilds after Dale Steyn’s and Hashim Amla’s retirement. Nkwe, 36, said he wants to see South Africa follow Guardiola’s innovative style and produce a brave team — but he warned it would take time.”What I want is this team to have the courage, in certain situations, to really back themselves,” he said.”I suppose that every coach that comes in has a different philosophy.”Nkwe has only an interim contract with South Africa so far, and was appointed for the Indian tour.He caught the attention of the South African public and national federation after making a spectacular start as a coach, winning the four-day and T20 titles with the Highveld Lions in one year.Nkwe said South Africa must “be able to control sessions a lot longer for period of time with both bat or ball.”But also be a… Read full this story
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