TOTTENHAM players have nicknamed boss Mauricio Pochettino “Big Brother” as he watches training via CCTV cameras.
The under-pressure Spurs chief likes to analyse his stars on screen, so his players have come up with the joke nickname.
The Argentine now monitors training from inside Tottenham’s plush Enfield training complex.
Poch has become somewhat isolated from his players this term after a string of incidents.
He was previously a visible figure but has stepped back as he searches for a solution to Spurs’ dire run.
Amazon Prime are set to start filming a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the club later this year.
Spurs-troubles began when Poch revealed he would quit if they won the Champions League final against Liverpool.
The problems have been exacerbated by uncertainty over soon-to-be out-of contract or wantaway stars Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose, Serge Aurier and Erik Lamela.
Then, Poch accused some of his stars of having “an agenda” which did not go down well in most quarters.
But the former Southampton boss took full responsibility for the club’s troubles as they head to the South Coast desperately needing a win to boost rock-bottom morale.
He said: “I am responsible for the situation of the team. I cannot escape or run away like a kid.
“You need to behave like a man, face the problems and stick to your ideas. Be the leader the team need.”
Pochettino continues to be linked with other clubs, despite signing a new five-year deal only 17 months ago.
Their poor start and the battering by Bayern left some fans insisting he had taken the club as far as he could and many others fearing he would jump ship.
But he has issued a rallying cry. He said: “This is a moment to stay all together.
“I accept the opinions when you don’t win. In the end, all 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.”