Mauricio Pochettino has broken one of football's golden rulesin Here is your first Forum Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:31 pm
by pinkpink • 764 Posts
MAURICIO Pochettino faced a barrage of queries about his book this week, linking it with Spursí dismal form since it was published but nobody asked the obvious question. Why did he write it?Why did he break the dressing room omerta?
Just a month ago, I saw enough in Spurs to rate them as worthy challengers to the form team so far this season, Manchester City, for the title.That despite the festering issue of Daniel Levyís wage restraint which caused Danny Rose to publicly complain about Spursí salary structure in August.
On the face of it, Pochettino did well to keep a lid Al Macinnis Jersey on that and when Harry Kane put on his scoring boots and ran riot, Spurs had the kind of momentum that managers dream about.Then came the first extracts of ĎBrave New World: Inside Pochettinoís Spursí which, among other things, revealed how Jose Mourinho was sniffing around Eric Dier last year.
Pochettino went into extraordinary detail describing how he confronted Dier about DeMario Davis Jersey Mourinho and while this was a fascinating insight into the http://www.officialjetsfootballproshop.com/YOUTH+WAYNE+CHREBET+JERSEY murky world of player transfers, all I could think while I was reading it was why? Why write this stuff?
In the last few days, stories have popped up suggesting that Dier and other players are unhappy with the book and no surprise there.Iím very puzzled by this, I have to say. Everything Iíve seen from Pochettino as a manager marks him as one of the good ones. Iím not entirely certain he has the full library of football knowledge he needs but I would have seen him as a sensible lad who avoids headlines where possible and just gets on with his job.
Thatís the type of manager players love and would run through walls to impress. Even the issue about poor wages would not break that bond. Levy signs the cheques, not Pochettino.But the publication of a book which shines an unwelcome light on the very fragile and intimate relationship between a manager and his players changes everything. It seems an obvious http://www.authenticramsofficialshop.com/Nike-Josh-Reynolds-Jersey.html thing to say that players donít like this kind of fly on the wall examination. Letís be honest, who would?
But itís such a rare thing to see a book delve so deep. Inside their bubble, they will feel betrayed by their manager.Not so long ago, the dressing room was the holy of holies and nothing ever got out but Alex Ferguson broke the taboo after he retired with books that spared nobody.
At least he had the sense to wait. Pochettino is only starting out but this book will be with him forever.When you look at the timing of the Tottenham slump, itís hard not to see a connection.After hammering Liverpool 4-1, a great run stuttered to a halt soon after the first extracts hit the newspapers.
Sure, Kane missed a few games around that time with a hamstring pull but there is now decent evidence http://www.officialcarolinahurricanes.com/Adidas-Trevor-Van-Riemsdyk-Jersey that the run of poor performances has a more complex root than simply losing your best player briefly.
I hope Iím wrong. If trust has Womens Wily Peralta Jersey broken down, Pochettino is in a difficult place and we will see that on the pitch over the coming weeks.