Peter Nowak Sure Acted Like an Asshole as Philadelphia Union Coach.
So Peter Nowak was a bit of a dick and his players didn’t like playing for him. This much we could have guessed by seeing the celebration the player had after clinching an MLS playoff spot, mainly by standing silently by as Nowak went apeshit. Thanks to Nowak suing the Union we now get the dumping of all the bad habits he brought to the locker room in Chester:
Various material breaches of League Rules (including the League’s Collective Bargaining Agreement), including physical confrontations with players and officials during a Team game resulting in a fine and multi-game suspension, interfering with the rights of Team players to contact the players’ union with concerns, subjecting Team players to inappropriate hazing activities and engaging in behavior that put the health and safety of Team players at risk.
Demonstrating gross negligence, including putting the health and safety of Team players at risk by requiring injured players to participate in strenuous training activities, not allowing players to have water during such activities despite temperatures in excess of 80 degrees, ignoring the advice of the head athletic trainer regarding which players are healthy enough to play in games and participate in training sessions and creating an atmosphere where medical issues should be hid from medical staff and not treated.