A report from L’Equipe (as relayed by Sport Witness) has examined Mauricio Pochettino’s relationship with his Paris Saint-Germain staff and the club’s hierarchy, revealing that the Argentine’s experiences at Spurs prepared him well for his job at the French giants.
The report reveals that, before taking up the PSG job, Pochettino closely studied why things went wrong for Thomas Tuchel and learned that the current Chelsea boss had managed to annoy people around the club.
Tuchel reportedly did not get along with sports director Leonardo, and sent snipes towards the medical team. It is said that the difficult atmosphere that the German coach created around the club did not please the club’s Qatari owners, eventually leading to his sacking.
The report also reveals that Pochettino’s experiences at Spurs were not all rosy and it was at the insistence of Daniel Levy that the former Tottenham boss dropped his use of a translator and started addressing the media directly.
Further, it is stated that Levy did not have a great relationship with former Spurs recruitment chief Paul Mitchell, with the two not even in speaking terms towards the end.
It is stated that Pochettino learned from those experiences at Spurs and has now gone back to using a translator at PSG in order to be as guarded as possible as he continues to build relationships at the Ligue 1 club.
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It is plausible that Pochettino’s love affair with Spurs started to wane from the time Paul Mitchell left the club. Although Steve Hitchen would have often acted as a buffer between Levy and Pochettino, the Argentine would have had to work more directly with the Spurs chairman once Mitchell left.
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