In light of what just occurred in the Spain vs. Switzerland game, I was wondering. How much difference can a coach make to a team? We all know Spain to be a strong team, certainly stronger than they have been in a long time, but then they go up against a team that is marginally small in reputation by comparison, but at the same time a team with an excellent coach! Could this be the deal breaker? Also looking at South Africa. We are playing better now that we've been getting world renowned coaches, which we of course only got because we were in the WC and the hosting country). If that were not the case, we would not have had the coaches and our current coach to assist us. I really feel SA plays a much better game under the guidance of Parreira. :nod: Your thoughts?