Tottenham players have jokingly nicknamed Mauricio Pochettino ‘Big Brother’… because their increasingly detached boss is watching training sessions on the club’s CCTV system
Some Tottenham players have started jokingly referring to Mauricio Pochettino as ‘Big Brother’ due to the manager’s habit of watching training sessions on the club’s CCTV system.
The Argentine has appeared increasingly detached from his players at the start of this campaign and, as Sportsmail revealed earlier this week, often stays inside to monitor training remotely, hence his new nickname.
Spurs players have also been speculating whether Pochettino will become a more visible presence when Amazon Prime begin filming their documentary about the club’s season later this year.
Mauricio Pochettino has appeared increasingly detached from his Tottenham players
Pochettino and Tottenham have come under plenty of scrutiny so far this season after enduring a very worrying slump.
Spurs were humiliated 7-2 by Bayern Munich at home in the Champions League on Tuesday night, while they were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by League Two side Colchester last week.
Their Premier League form has also been rocky so far, losing twice to Newcastle and Leicester to leave them already languishing 10 points behind leaders Liverpool after just seven matches.
Tottenham’s dip in form has plunged Pochettino’s future in north London into doubt but he has hit back at suggestions that he could be on his way out, insisting he is fully committed to the club.
Tottenham were humiliated 7-2 by Bayern Munich on Tuesday night in the Champions League
Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Brighton, the 47-year-old said: ‘It is a moment to stay all together. I accept the opinions. When you don’t win, not only at Tottenham, this happens at every club in the world.
‘It is normal that the game has created a lot of opinion and rumours, everyone needs to talk.
‘But in the end, the only thing that happened is that we lost a game. I have no doubt we are going to stay together and find a way to be successful again, no doubt.
‘In five-and-a-half years, every single press conference we have talked about my future.
‘I hope [because] we are still talking, it means that I am going to spend five more years here, at least.’
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