New Zealand national team coach Fritz Schmid wants to see some improvement from his players. The coach who took charge of the team in February said that there is still a lot of work to be done before turning New Zealand into a competitive team. The good news is that Fritz Schmid has plenty of time as the senior team will have their first official competition in 2020 and he still has a lot of time to tweak things around.
Fritz Schmid was recently appointed as the latest New Zealand coach. The Swiss manager replaces Anthony Hudson, who has been in charge of the role over the last couple of years. The 58-year-old manager does not have top-level experience, but he should be more than enough to guide New Zealand to major success in the coming years. The team faced disappointment with regard to reaching the World Cup 2018. After having done well to reach the south of the World Cup a couple of years ago, New Zealand has been disappointed in the subsequent editions. The team failed to qualify for Brazil 2014 and the same fate has fallen upon them for the 2018 edition.