sport news Jurgen Grobler was forced out after younger members of the squad were consulted ...

sport news Jurgen Grobler was forced out after younger members of the squad were consulted ...
sport news Jurgen Grobler was forced out after younger members of the squad were consulted ...
Jurgen Grobler, the divisive coach who oversaw a golden generation for British Rowing at the Olympics, was forced out after younger members of the squad were consulted about his methods The time came last year to make a decision on Jurgen Grobler's contract The question was: do we let him go now or give him one more year at the helm? The squad were consulted, with the older athletes wanting the German to stay However, younger members of the squad wanted immediate regime change The 75-year-old has been accused of 'destroying the souls' of his athletes   Grobler's superb attention to detail was honed while coaching in East Germany

View
comments

Jurgen Grobler — who oversaw Team GB's historic run of Olympic rowing success but has now been accused of 'destroying the souls' of athletes — left British Rowing after younger athletes were consulted on his coaching style.

British Rowing executive officers met last year when the original Tokyo Games were postponed.

Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer

The question they tackled as they debated whether these Games would ever take place was this: 'Do we make the regime change now at the start of the Paris Olympiad or do we stick with the proven winner for one more year?' 

Jurgen Grobler (left) was forced out of Team GB after younger rowers aired their grievances

Jurgen Grobler (left) was forced out of Team GB after younger rowers aired their grievances

The team performed disappointingly in their first Olympics since the German's departure

The team performed disappointingly in their first Olympics since the German's departure

Crucially, chief executive Andy Parkinson and director of rowing Brendan Purcell possess little knowledge of rowing. 

Parkinson is a sports administrator with deep experience in Paralympic sport and the anti-doping agencies. Purcell came over from the very successful British Triathlon team.

They consulted the squad athletes for their opinion and discovered a natural split in the responses.

The younger

read more from dailymail.....

PREV sport news Luxembourg 0-10 England: Sarina Wiegman's side cruise past Luxembourg
NEXT sport news Pakistan fear England will CANCEL their 2022-23 tour after pulling out of next ...