The Daily Mail have revealed that Nuno Espirito Santo and his coaching staff have prioritised making the Tottenham players a ‘tight-knit group’ during their first few months in charge.
Nuno could not have hoped for a better start to his stint as Spurs boss, with the side sitting at the top of the table with maximum points from their first three games without conceding a goal.
The Portuguese coach already seems to have put his tactical imprint on the side, given the solidity and aggression with which Tottenham have played so far.
The Daily Mail has now revealed that it is not just on the pitch that the former Wolves boss has sought to make significant changes but off it as well.
The report claims the 47-year-old has tried to iron out dressing room divides upon his arrival and is looking to emulate the ‘pack mentality’ that he created during his time at the Molineux.
Nuno has allegedly made it mandatory for players and the coaching staff to eat together at the same time while also introducing a fist bump when players and staff greet each other.
The report adds that the Tottenham head coach wants to foster a familial atmosphere, with the backroom staff playing a major role in bringing a positive mood to the camp.
Additionally, The Mail also claim that several first-team players have really taken to the training sessions brought in by fitness coach Antonio Dias, who followed Nuno from Wolves alongside Ian Cathro and Rui Barbosa.
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Cynics might scoff at this and suggest that what happens on the pitch is the only thing that matters. However, I believe that it is important a create an atmosphere where players have the freedom to make mistakes rather than one in which they are petrified to do so, which seemed to be the case at times under Jose.
Pochettino also had similar values regarding respecting teammates and greeting everybody before training. In fact, there is a lot of Pochettino about Nuno’s man-management, although the Portuguese coach does appear to lack the Argentine’s natural warmth.
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