OK, OK, we were secretly hoping that FootballINDEX‘s latest recruit, Guillem Balague would make an appearance at the London Trader meet last Friday but unfortunately this was not to be the case.
Guillem is going to be a great addition to the FI family. The man boasts 1M+ followers on Twitter and it’s hardly surprising given he is an incredibly popular and talented football journalist and pundit. Guillem is a regular on SkySports Revista de la Liga and has also written for some of Britain’s top newspapers as well as several Spanish newspapers.
Guillem has recently written the Sunday Times Best Selling Book “Brave New World: Inside Pochettino’s Spurs” which is a truly fascinating read. Balagué was granted unprecedented access to Pochettino and his backroom staff for the duration of the 2016-17 season, and was therefore able to draw on extensive interview material with Pochettino, his family, his closest assistants, players such as Dele Alli and Harry Kane, and even a very rare conversation with Daniel Levy to tell the manager’s story in his own words. From Pochettino’s early years as a player and coach to his transformation of Tottenham into one of the best teams in England, the book uniquely reveals the inner workings of the man and of his footballing philosophy. It also lays bare what it takes to run a modern-day football team competing at the highest level over the course of a single campaign. The result is the most comprehensive and compelling portrait of a manager and of a club in the Premier League era.