Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino embraces Harry Kane
It has been a difficult few days for Tottenham Hotspur fans, with Danny Rose's interview with The Sun, and subsequent reports from the same publication that the squad shared the England international's concerns about wages and transfers, and were also open to exits.
Luckily for the north London club, they have one of the top managers in world football in charge of the team in Mauricio Pochettino, and the Argentine deftly navigated what could well have been his most testing press conference on Friday ahead of the season opener against Newcastle United.
Many of the concerns raised by Rose were legitimate, if very much poorly delivered considering they were aired in a national newspaper. Speaking to press eager to get an update, Pochettino confidently emphasised that signings will be made, even if they come towards the end of the window, as is the club's tendency.
And when questions shifted to Rose, the Spurs boss excelled, insisting the club had already moved past the issue and that the 27-year-old, and the entire squad had a future at, and were committed to the club.
Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur walks off the pitch after injury during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur
After 48 hours of the media circus around Rose, his boss had managed to bat away concerns and draw somewhat of a line under it all.
It is further proof of Pochettino's role in the success that has come Tottenham's way in recent seasons. He has managed to juggle the expectations of the board and supporters, the development of his players and the watching eyes of the press without making waves, all the while acting with class and decency.
There are many other Premier League bosses who could take a leaf out of his book.