DC United head coach Ben Olsen has been delighted by the work Josh Wolff has done as a player-coach at the club.
35-year old Wolff was appointed by Olsen prior to the 2012 season despite still being on the playing list and he has impressed in his role to date with United’s boss full of positive words for the former 1860 Munich and USA forward.
“It’s been pretty seamless,” Olsen told the Washington Times.
“There are always uncomfortable moments when you’re a player-coach … but he’s done a great job with it. It’s important to have a guy in that role who has the respect of the players and the coaching staff. He has that, and rightfully so.”
And Wolff added that he is still coming to terms with trying to juggle his dual role but feels he is improving with experience.
“As far as a player and coach, it’s two different worlds for sure,” Wolff said.
“The complex part of course is when you are involved in the playing and how much input you can give in certain areas because you’re still competing for spots. It hasn’t always been easy, but as it’s gone on, I’ve certainly gotten better with it.”