I am not a fan of foreign coaches.
Simply because they are just that.. Foreign.
They are from another country.. A different place with alien cultures and varied ways of doing things.
I like to call them toddlers because when they arrive here, they have to be taken care of, by us Kenyans.. They need a handler who will teach them the way around here, the language and other essentials.
They also need to be taught about the players here, which is a learning process.
For them, it is a learning process throughout their stay.
Considering the never get to last, they never learn our ways completely and to make matters worse, if they are difficult to work with, it can be a problem.
A good example is that of Antoine Hey.
He came here a relative unknown.. brought his own style of doing things and tried to imprint it on a Kenyan fabric.
We all know the outcome and I can go on and on with others who suffered the same fate.
I understand that we need a fresh start. We have to start from square one.
That means that we need someone who has not been on the Stars set-up before in the role.
We need new players and a fresh approach.
A foriegn coach will not give us that because he will be handled by us again. The handler will take care of his selection nightmare and I bet that when the pressure comes, he will buckle.
The same players we want out of the Stars will get back into the side because he will be told that they are the best in the country and won't want to dissapoint us.
In my view as said before, the coach should be either from Gor Mahia-AFC Leopards or Thika United.
They have settled in the country and have a fresh way of approaching the game.
It will be different and again they will give us many players from the best sides in the country.
I am saying Tusker FC's defence, AFC Leopards' midfield and Gor-AFC attack upfront, plus one or two of the overseas players.
And they will give the young boys a chance to shine as they have shown on many occasions.
Spain have been succesful in the recent past and I will join that cliche group that has been praising them.
They have unlocked the secret, which is playing personnel from their two best clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Why tinker and the talent is there?
We need that in Kenya too. Choose players from the best local clubs. The top four at most.
Will a foriegn coach do it? Maybe he can but considering what we have seen before...
I have my doubts..