Football has seen a major revamp over the previous decade, as the introduction of technology has been implemented to try and improve the beautiful game.
Goal-line technology was introduced before VAR became a key factor within games to assist the referee’s on the field and increase the accuracy of their decisions.
Of course with all new change, there comes criticism, and some fans argue that the game should be left to it’s traditional devices and not interfered with.
But, Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann wants to see further technological changes made moving forward, as he argues “football must stop hiding behind tradition”.
Although the Bundesliga is well known for encouraging tradition and sticking to football’s core values, the young Bayern boss thinks that American football is much more technologically advanced, and that the NFL should be used as inspiration.
In American football, the quarterback has a direct form of communication to the team’s coach, and they are able to discuss strategy and tactics while a game is currently in play.
Nagelsmann has argued that football needs a similar addition, seemingly with the captain sharing a close form of on-field communication with the manager.
The Bayern boss said: “American football is much more technologically advanced than football.
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“The quarterback has an earpiece to hear his coach, we absolutely need that. Football must stop hiding behind tradition and revolutionise itself.”
The concept works in American football, as the tactics are discussed before certain plays within the game, as the match is primarily won/lost depending on the success of pre-discussed strategy from a dead ball situation, before the ball becomes live.
It’s hard to see how this would work within a fast-slowing 90 minute football match, but it would certainly be an interesting addition.