5 essential traits the new Vikings head coach needs to have

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer
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The Minnesota Vikings are officially looking for a new head coach. What are some traits that a new coach needs to possess?

The search for a new headman for the Minnesota Vikings commenced this week and the front office is sure to scour plenty of suitors to ensure they have the right man for the job.

The former head coach’s time definitely was up with the Vikings and it was clear by all that a change was overdue. Mike Zimmer had some traits that the hiring committee will want to make sure don’t carry over into the new coach and the new regime.

Zimmer had plenty of strengths, but throughout his tenure, some not-so-favorable traits began to emerge. This year all those traits came to a head and that ultimately led to his firing.

To have success with Minnesota, the new head coach needs to be everything that Zimmer wasn’t, and do the things that he couldn’t do, or at least quit doing.

Let’s go over a list of traits or qualities the new head coach of the Vikings needs to have. These range from more personal qualities to some broader team-based ones.

If the new guy in town excels in these areas, he surely will find more consistent success than Zimmer was able to throughout his time with the Purple.