Wittek: ‘Letsch can compete with Klopp and Guardiola in this area’

VfL Bochum did a fantastic job with the arrival of Thomas Letsch, Vitesse-back Maximilian Wittek tells BILD. The 27-year-old left-back even compares his former practice master to Pep Guardiola and Jรผrgen Klopp.
โ€œThomas is one of the best coaches Ive ever had,โ€ says Wittek, who praises Letsch primarily for his communication. He believes that his compatriot can compete with Guardiola and Klopp in this area. โ€œIts his biggest strength: Thomas can touch players. Thats the most important thing in football. There are few coaches who work as humanely as he does. Teams like Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Manchester City are so good, because their coaches also keep numbers fourteen and fifteen happy. Not many can do that, but Thomas can. Bochums players are lucky!โ€
According to Wittek, Letsch also stands out as a tactician and motivator. โ€œEveryone is listening to the tactical discussions because they are really well founded. In the locker room, he always knows what is needed: sometimes a wake-up call, sometimes just advice. If things dont go well, he can get angry too.โ€
In Arnhem, Phillip Cocu took over from Letsch.