Brave New World: Inside Pochettino's Spurs

Brave New World Inside Pochettino s Spurs 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 underachi

  • Title: Brave New World: Inside Pochettino's Spurs
  • Author: Guillem Balague
  • ISBN: 9781409157717
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The exclusive behind the scenes story of the Mauricio Pochettino revolution at Spurs, told in his own words Since joining the club in 2014, Mauricio Pochettino has transformed Tottenham from underachievers into genuine title contenders In the process, he has marked himself out as one of the best young managers in the world, than holding his own against the Premier LThe exclusive behind the scenes story of the Mauricio Pochettino revolution at Spurs, told in his own wordsSince joining the club in 2014, Mauricio Pochettino has transformed Tottenham from underachievers into genuine title contenders In the process, he has marked himself out as one of the best young managers in the world, than holding his own against the Premier League s established heavyweights 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.Guillem Balagu was granted unprecedented access to Pochettino and his backroom staff for the duration of the 2016 17 season, and he has therefore been able to draw on extensive interview material with Pochettino, his family, his closest assistants, players such as Dele Alli and Harry Kane, and even a very rare conversation with Daniel Levy to tell the manager s story in his own words 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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    1. Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, known in the UK for his work for Sky Sports as a first-class analyst of both English and Spanish football, returns with another fantastic book, this time focusing on Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Tottenham Hotspur and previously Espanyol and Southampton. Pochettino - or Poche, as he is affectionately known - has transformed my beloved Spurs from an underachiever into a real contender, and of course I’m delighted to have seen this as a season ticket holder [...]

    2. Brave. Honest. Sincere. Words which Pochettino duly admires. And yet, these are words one could very well use to describe him.Written as a diary, the book outlays one of the iconic season of Spurs last yr, when they finished second and played some of the finest football in Premier League. With this backdrop, it also details Poch’s life: his childhood, his struggles in Argentina, his cauldron days in Espanyol and finally landing up in Southampton and then, the struggling Spurs. I was amazed to [...]

    3. I'm an Arsenal fan , but I admire this coach immensely, football as a whole needs more men like this , extremely well written by Ballague , it gives a insight to Pochettino's Character and philosophy as well as his close relationship with his coaching team who he gives immense credit to , a warm and likeable man who gets the best from his players, an Inspring read, especially interesting is his spiritual side.Great read for coaches and football fans in general, don't have to be a Spurs fan to en [...]

    4. IncredibleWhat an insight into the man as a manager and a human being. Made me respect and admire him even more. Makes me glad I am a spurs fan with him at the helm. The testimonials from Kane, Dele, etc about him are also wonderful. Anyone who is involved with soccer should read this bppk

    5. The lacklustre prose didn't prevent me from gobbling down Balague's insights into Pochettino's methods, man management style and tidbits from the inner workings of the club. A must for Tottenham fans and anyone interesting in a peek at coaching in the EPL.

    6. Meticulously described how Pochettino's system works. How he interprets the world and football. A must-read for every Spurs supporter and is a good book for every EPL follower.

    7. GreatAwesome insight into how pochettino is thinking and how he connects with his players. Was fun to read and even a bigger fan of him now!

    8. It does give an insight but I think it fails to capture pochettino's mind. It's too centered on moments rather than philosophy.It's interesting sometimes.

    9. The main thing I got out of reading about Pochettino was what a nice guy he seems to be, one day I would love a hug from the man, just like the ones he loves giving out to his Spurs players.

    10. A fantastic read and insight into Pochettino's life as a player and coach. As a Spur's fan, it was an extremely interesting read.

    11. A great insight into the work that Pochettino has undertaken since moving from Southampton that goes beyond pure football and seeks to say something about the man and his philosophy as well.

    12. Surely a contender for Sports Book of the Year - and certainly my favourite 2018 read to date. Full disclosure: I am deeply in love with Mauricio Pochettino. The most important man at Spurs - more so even than Harry Kane or Dele Alli.It's still a mystery why he's written and published this book, commenting on players he sees every day - not the done thing at all - and my greatest fear is that it's effectively his job application for Real Madrid. Realistically, that day will probably come, but ho [...]

    13. This book has a strange style that works rather well - written by Balague but in Pochettino's words, with a forward by his wife. It is a fascinating insight into a season at Spurs. Pochettino is surprisingly open about some aspects of his working methods, particularly in player relationships rather than coaching methods. His mild interview persona hides a massively competitive (and sometimes rather cocky) past as a player and early career manager.

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