New Zealand women’s coach resigns following player complaints

New Zealand women’s coach resigns following player complaints

Andreas Heraf, 50, the Football Ferns coach and New Zealand Football Technical Director, has resigned from his positions weeks after players condemned his tactics and coaching methods.

Heraf had been on special leave since June after NZF received a letter from the Players Association with up to 13 complaints from Ferns players. A former staff member also complained.

New Zealand Football announced an independent investigation into Mr Heraf. NZ Football President Deryck Shaw noted that "Andreas has confirmed that he will fully participate in the review and we will look to the findings of the review to determine the outcomes around this matter".