Former Tottenham Hotspur star Danny Rose has been speaking to Sky Sports’ Football Daily about how demanding Mauricio Pochettino was as a manager, including how he operated in training.

Rose played some of his best football during Pochettino’s spell at the North London club and was part of the team that lost in the Champions League final in 2019.

Throughout his career, Rose racked up 214 appearances for the Lilywhites (Transfermarkt).

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When it comes to comparing managers at the club, Rose has a fair bit of experience to draw upon.

His Spurs career ran into difficulties when he clashed with Jose Mourinho during the Portuguese manager’s time at the club (GiveMeSport).

After crashing out of the Champions League last night, current boss Antonio Conte’s future appears to be under increasing scrutiny, with the man himself even speculating that he may end up being sacked (Prime – via Fabrizio Romano).

Pochettino has apparently expressed an interest in returning to Spurs if Conte does leave (The Times).

Now, Rose has revealed what life was like working under the Argentine manager.

He said: “It was very difficult. It took a while to get used to, because I had never experienced a manager and a coach like [Pochettino].

“He’s very thorough, very precise, he’s a disciplinarian. He records training. He was the first manager I came across who records training, records gym sessions. There’s no hiding places.

“There was one game, we played Crystal Palace away and I think we drew or won, and I thought I had a good game.

“He called me into his office the next day to analyse the game. I thought there was going to be some good clips. He had 26 bad clips of what I did wrong.

“That’s how he is as a manager. For me, I’d love him to return. Not only to Tottenham, just into management, because I’ve worked under him, I know how good he is. Football is missing a top, top coach.”

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Sounds intense, but clearly that approach got results and endeared the players to his methods.

There’s no doubting Mauricio Pochettino is a great manager, and I’m sure he will end up in club football again very soon.

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