Brave New World: Inside Pochettinos Spurs by Guillem Balague
Okay I am not really a Spurs fan, though Ive always had a lot of affinity for them since I was a fresh faced kid. This was mainly because of the brilliant ball playing skills of Glenn Hoddle, his fantastic long passes with either foot...and Gazza would reinforce my affection for the side a bit later on. Nowadays it is pleasing to see young Dele Alli - still considered by countless millions of Nigerians here to be a fellow Nigerian - strutting his stuff for Spurs. This type of book I have always liked too, perhaps my favourite being Bobby Robsons diary (book) on the 1986 World Cup finals. It makes me sour though - more than usual - to realise that such books are thin on the ground, or rather non-existent in Black Africa, so to speak. Take a great football figure like Stephen Keshi for example, you go to goodreads hoping to find some books published on his life and work, but zilch. On the other hand, there are countless books on Beckham for one! And he is not alone; apparently in the western world every kid in sport has book(s) published on them. Maybe even young Rashford has his own biography out now? (Oh, I have inadvertently revealed the club I have supported for decades!) Anyway it is a travesty not to have published books on the likes of African football luminaries like Keshi or Chief Onigbinde... thank God for the great Segun Odegbami, though who has always had literary proclivities. There I go again, always garnering the biscuit for being long-winded. Back to this work, and the current Spurs coach, who always comes across as a nice, amiable congenial man. This book (diary) serves to confirm this. No doubt he has some sort of magic touch with youngsters, making them grow by leaps and bounds; Kane and Alli for example. He generally has good relations with his players, who blossom a lot under him - again, like that young man who plays for Denmark already stated to be world class. I do not want to be unseemly or whatever the word is, but I am compelled to say that really, Mauricio Pochettino must win a trophy or two soon...nobody wants the tag of nearly man eh. But a fascinating individual...and brave new work?
Is Mauricio Pochettino Failing At Tottenham This Season?
It is a bold stylistic choice and one that pays off: the Pochettino that emerges from the first-person narrative is an idiosyncratic obsessive, determined to lead Tottenham to success at any cost. Perhaps most illuminating is just how emotional Pochettino reveals himself to be. On the touchline, Spurs supporters are used to the Argentinian conducting himself in a relatively restrained manner on the touchline — certainly compared to some of his peers — with over-exuberant goal celebrations and flare-ups with rival managers relatively rare.
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The exclusive behind-the-scenes story of the Mauricio Pochettino revolution at Spurs, told in his own words. Since joining the club in , Mauricio Pochettino has transformed Tottenham from underachievers into genuine title contenders. In the process, he has marked himself out as one of the best managers in the world. He has done so by promoting an attacking, pressing style of football and by nurturing home-grown talent, fully endearing himself to the Spurs faithful along the way. From Pochettino's early years as a player and coach to his transformation of Tottenham into one of the best teams in England, the book uniquely reveals the inner workings of the man and of his footballing philosophy. It also lays bare what it takes to run a modern-day football team competing at the highest level over the course of a single campaign. The result is the most comprehensive and compelling portrait of a manager and of a club in the Premier League era.
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Balague was granted behind-the-scenes access throughout the season, talking to the manager and his coaches as well as frequently visiting the training ground. For the Spurs manager, tactics and mentality go hand in hand. Tactically, the book merely confirms what we have already witnessed by watching Spurs over the last three years.
Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Formatting may be different depending on your device and eBook type. The exclusive behind-the-scenes story of the Mauricio Pochettino revolution at Spurs, told in his own words. Since joining the club in , Mauricio Pochettino has transformed Tottenham from underachievers into genuine title contenders. In the process, he has marked himself out as one of the best managers in the world. He has done so by promoting an attacking, pressing style of football and by nurturing home-grown talent, fully endearing himself to the Spurs faithful along the way.