What makes a great coach? Many things right? In this article we get a sneak peek into part of what has made soccer coach Mauricio Pochettino into one of the most sought after coaches in the sport. Here are a few quotes from one of his former players that provide some insight.
- Fonte revealed behind-the-scenes analysis of his players' body language is one of the secrets Pochettino uses to unlock their potential. "Everywhere in the training ground there are cameras," the 33-year-old told MOTD2 Extra.
"If he was giving the bibs and you were not in the team, and your body language was bad, he would call you in the office and say 'Listen, this is not the right way'."
- Fonte believes this progress is stimulated by Pochettino's constant scrutiny and planning. "In the canteen? Everywhere. He is watching you everywhere, your body language, everything," said the Portugal centre-back. "He is meticulous, his attention to detail is second to none. He would watch everything you do."
- Yet Fonte also revealed Pochettino - who has developed the games of England superstars Harry Kane and Dele Alli at Spurs - also shows warmth that endears him to his players.
"He would put an arm around you and make you feel special. It's good," Fonte added. "I remember Luke Shaw was like a son to him. Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and myself all had a great relationship with him. He was tough as well when he had to be."
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