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Columbus Crew coach Warzycha had doubts at start of managerial career

Columbus Crew boss Robert Warzycha admits he had some doubts when he took over the position.

The 45-year old took the reins at Crew after the team won the MLS title in 2008 under Sigi Schmid but experienced some doubts early in the season when his team were winless after seven games.

"I was never thinking I was going to be out of a job before I ever got to coach," Warzycha said.

"But the thing is, if some bad things happen, it's not just one thing that is coming. It's like they throw a few other things at you, and it's like what's going to happen next?

"That was a rough time because you start wondering," he added.

"You start waking up in the middle of the night and asking yourself what you can do to help the team, what you can do to get better. Should I change? Should I stick with it?

"There are a lot of questions, a lot of questions. Sometimes, I'd go for a long jog just to clear my mind.

"What I was trying to do always and what I am trying to do right now is just to be honest with the players.

"If I don't like something, I tell the player. If I like something, I tell the player."

Andrew Slevison
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