Ex-Spurs centre-half Younes Kaboul has slated current Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino for being ‘two-faced‘ but concedes he is a top level coach.
Kaboul had two spells in North London with Tottenham, the first for their 2007-2008 season and the second for a longer period of 5 years between 2010-2015. The French defender made over 100 appearances for the club and despite never managing to hold down a regular spot in the starting XI, proved himself as a capable and physically imposing player who gave everything to the cause when called upon.
During his last year at White Hart Lane, he played under Pochettino who was working in his first season as Tottenham boss, during which the team managed to finish 5th in the Premier League and reach the League Cup final. However, Kaboul was sold to Sunderland the following summer, where he spent one year before joining Watford, which is where he currently still plies his trade.
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According to The Evening Standard, the Frenchman gave his opinion on working with Pochettino in an interview on Thursday, revealing that he didn’t see eye to eye with him on a personal level.
“The one where things didn’t go well was Pochettino,” Kaboul said, as The ES reports.
“On the field, nothing to say, very good manager, with a philosophy and a style of play that works.
“Personally, it’s the opposite. He’s two-faced. He would say things to you and did the complete opposite behind your back.”
The Argentine coach has enjoyed widespread praise during his time in North London and he has built a squad which competes at the top end of the table in England as well as in the knockout stages of the Champions League, so Kaboul’s comments will likely be taken with a pinch of salt by supporters.
Spurs next league game is at Wembley on Monday night against newly promoted Fulham and they will be looking for another 3 points to add to those they won against Newcastle last weekend.