How Markus Babbel is winning over the Wanderers despite a losing start

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The German coach is quickly leaving quite an impression at his new club

While Markus Babbel is yet to taste victory in the A-League, Western Sydney Wanderers new coach is very quickly winning over the club's fan base.

Despite failing to guide his side to Sydney derby triumph on Saturday night and being the first A-League coach to be shown a red card, Babbel somehow left the SCG pitch a winner.

Reacting furiously to a disallowed Roly Bonevacia goal, the German coach didn't hold back his emotions as he threw down his jacket in a move reminiscent of something out of WWE and not the A-League.

Though the reaction itself arguably shouldn't be celebrated, in an era of coaches made to hold their tongues, Babbel showed in that single moment he's not going to back down easily this season. 

Worth noting too was the German's willingness to put his hand up immediately after the game and apologise for his actions - without having a dig at the referees or VAR either. 

Incidentally given a standing ovation as he departed the SCG pitch, it was clear the red and black were fans of the German's fiery reaction and ready to embrace him as one of their own. 

That feeling is very much reciprocated with Babbel revealing to the Sydney Morning Herald he's already planning on getting the club's logo inked on his skin. 

The 46-year-old already boasts the tattoos of former clubs like Liverpool and Bayern Munich and vows the Wanderers emblem will be added when he can find the time. 

After failing to fill the hole of Tony Popovic's departure last season with Josep Gombau, Western Sydney appear to have found a more suitable plug in Babbel.

While on-field results have left something to be desired to date, the former Liverpool defender isn't going to be a manager to accept poor performances.

Prior to his dramatic derby display, Babbel had been turning heads for his brutal honesty when it came to his side.

From calling the Wanderers 'the worst team in the league' to labelling Bonevacia a sloppy player, the German isn't afraid to say what he thinks.

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Though that may rub some people the wrong way, it's a trait that can get the best out of a football team with Jose Mourinho just one example of how hard truths can deliver results. 

Babbel's criticism of Bonevacia and subsequent decision to deploy him as a winger this season is already paying off with the former Wellington Phoenix player looking a lot more dangerous than he did last season. 

Set to spend at least one game in the stands after picking up his red card,  Babbel now needs to impart his own spirit into a side tipped to struggle this season - a possibility Babbel isn't going to take laying down or with his jacket calmly in hand. 

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