^ Jorge is happy as long as he's the one orchestrating everything. He needs to be in control. In the article linked to above (previous post), he talks of HIM building a team for Leylah.... he criticizes Leylah's former coach...
I remember back in 2019, Dave Rineberg didn't last very long with them - just a few months. And Dave has a pretty good tennis background - he coached Pegula before those few months with Leylah, and he was involved in the development of Venus and Serena when they were teenagers. (During that short time he was with Leylah, Dave told me that Leylah's determination reminds him of Serena at that same age.)
Jorge admits that he is very demanding. And it's great to have high standards. But when you're demanding about things in another person's life, things can get sticky. When that other person is a young child, it's ok - even necessary... but when the other person is an adult, and you're demanding about elements in that person's life - even if it's your own child -, well, it can get messy.
It'll be interesting to see how things evolve over the next few years - will Leylah gain more independence as she ages and matures, and take more control over the decisions relating to her tennis?
One would think so, as that is usually the natural direction that these things evolve in. But the dynamic between Jorge and Leylah is rather unique. And Jorge's personality is not the kind that backs off easily.
I am definitely NOT comparing Jorge in any way to the 'bad tennis fathers' we know of - Dokic, Pierce, Lucic, etc. - I know that Jorge loves Leylah, and that the two of them have a close, trusting relationship and a special bond. But I also feel that Jorge sometimes needs to have too much control over things. Because of this, I still believe that it will be difficult to find a quality coach who will stay with Leylah for any significant length of time.
As I said - it will be interesting to see how things evolve over the next few years.