Wood needs New Zealand coach Hay to remain

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LONDON:

New Zealand striker Chris Wood mentioned it will be an enormous mistake to let head coach Danny Hay go and that the entire staff need him to remain on within the job.

Hay’s contract is because of expire on the finish of subsequent month after the All Whites missed out on qualifying for the World Cup finals in Qatar.

“I think everybody would be absolutely silly if you let this man go,” mentioned Newcastle United ahead Wood after New Zealand’s 2-Zero defeat by Australia in Auckland on Sunday.

“You can see how much has changed in 12 months. Can you imagine what he can do in four years? “Without a shadow of a doubt I would like him right here. The staff needs him right here. We play higher soccer underneath him. And if we let him go, I believe it is completely detrimental to New Zealand soccer.”

Hay took cost of the nationwide staff in 2019 and led the Olympic facet to the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Games, the place they misplaced to hosts Japan in a shootout.

He mentioned on Sunday he had not had any communication from New Zealand soccer for “quite some time”.

“So ultimately, the ball’s in their court and we’ll just leave it there until they make contact.”