Danny Rose has shed some light on one of the major differences between Mauricio Pochettino and Steve Bruce after swapping Spurs for St James’ Park in January – revealing how he’s gets a LOT more time off on Tyneside.
The former Tottenham boss has been heavily linked in the media with replacing Bruce should the proposed Saudi-backed takeover be completed.
Rose is someone who has played under both, so his voice is one that Toon fans should listen to when comparing the two managers:
“I do fully respect what he’s (Pochettino) done but, at the same time, we had been together since we were 23 so, for me, that’s all I had known for the last five or six years,”
“We play, we get one day off if we’re lucky and that’s it. You’re grafting throughout the week.
“Now, I’m at Newcastle, you’re getting two or three days off a week if you win. I’m just like, ‘What’s going on here?’
“It’s a shock to the system.”
It comes as a surprise that Bruce allows our players to have up to three days off for a win – is that not something they’re paid to do?
That said, as long as his methods work, which they have done to an extent this season, there isn’t really a problem with how he chooses to operate.
It does seem unprofessional though, with this approach surely allowing our players to get too comfortable.
Pochettino did a lot for Rose’s career but also played a part in his departure, preferring Welshman Ben Davies to him at left-back for a period.
It could be interesting to see what happens to Rose should Pochettino arrive in the event of a Saudi takeover.