One more point about what you refer.
Firs tlet me first point out that the Sergey-Renato coach/runner relationship that´s not my business, as I see things, this is a private business in between you and him– and I have nothing to say in this context.
But since you send me a post about that subject, permit me that I comment your post because that´s public and I also cross your information with an interview that Sergey did to a Portuguese newspaper “A Bola” in January 2005, when he did run Madeira Island S. Silvester road run – that he wined. In that interview Sergey says the same that you said “that he felt hard or impossible to adapt to your own training programme”, but he adds more: that if we take a look to the best performances that he did – most of that is from the past -1997 to 2002: and also he did ECCC wins before your advise and also good in WCCC – before you coach him, then, without your training coach, and since he tried to follow your programme for the track something is going wrong – he did a poor result in the 3000m final in the last indoor world champs and also a mediocre 14:09 in last Olympics. Then he thinks that your programme, may be that´s very good but doesn´t work on him, and since he is very motivate to have some track improvement (sub 13:00 ad also 10000m ER) and that when he trains along your lines he feels that he haven´t been successful – or because he isn´t able to complete your training programme or because the training effect haven´t been the desired effect - he wants to try by his own. He also said that you haven´t dedicate the time enough to coach him because you take too much attention to the Kenyans/Qataris in detriment of Sergey.
My comment is that - sometimes - an European, even the best European runner – as I considers that Lebid he is - you are right - Sergey temperament isn´t like a someone 200millions “blind-faith” Oriental/Chinese or someone humble Africans – may be Europeans we aren´t able to train in strong obedience – a question of individualism, no matter what´s the coach reputation or good training plan. Up to you to consider. This is also the reason I believe that China and all Asia that´s a good good profit market in the future, no doubt, and we Europeans we aren´t no more.