What Tottenham players can expect from Nick Montgomery in training after Ange Postecoglou call

Nick Montgomery will be looking to make an instant impact on the training pitch at Tottenham
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Ange Postecoglou's Tottenham coaching staff will have a new look about it heading into the 2024/25 Premier League campaign following a double appointment. On Tuesday evening it was confirmed that Nick Montgomery and Sergio Raimundo will begin work in N17 at the start of pre-season after joining as assistant coaches.

The other major change sees Matt Wells promoted to senior assistant coach, replacing Chris Davies following his decision to become Birmingham City manager at the beginning of June. Montgomery may well be familiar to some Tottenham fans after a long playing career with Sheffield United and a spell in charge of Scottish side Hibs last season.

Someone Postecoglou clearly rates very highly following a hugely successful time as Central Coast Mariners boss before his switch to Edinburgh last September, the addition of Montgomery to Spurs' coaching ranks could prove to be a shrewd decision. The Yorkshireman will be intent on making a huge impact on the training pitch at Hotspur Way and some of the 42-year-old's former players have already explained what Tottenham players can expect from the new addition.

Manchester United youngster Will Fish spent last season on loan at Hibs and he soon got to discover what training is like under the former Sheffield United midfielder following his September arrival.

"Every training session we have had since the gaffer came in has been really good," Fish told the club's website. "There has been a lot of tactical work and it feels like we are going into games well-organised with a good game plan.

"A lot of the lads have been very impressed with the tactical knowledge of him and his staff. The ideas that the gaffer is trying to bring to the team have all been positive, and I am sure we will benefit from it long term. The style of football has changed, and our training sessions have been more intense, more tactical and have been really enjoyable."

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Fellow Hibs player Martin Boyle also revealed that the team's international players are also kept up to date even when they're away on international duty as training is recorded every day for them to watch back. The Australia international went on to say that Montgomery's attention to detail "has probably been the best I have seen from a manager".

"The other boys get battered when we're away. But they are also sending us videos and information, and there's zoom calls, so we are always in the loop," he explained in an interview with The Scotsman.

"They video training every day so we can watch it back. So, all the information is there and we are very clued up when we get back. It’s not a case of walking into the unknown.

"The attention to detail has probably been the best I have seen from a manager. We are taking it on board and hopefully we can push for that third spot."

Montgomery's move to Easter Road last September saw him reunited with right-back Lewis Miller. The pair had worked together in Central Coast Mariners' academy before the Australian defender headed to Hibs in June 2022.

Miller gave a real insight into life under Montgomery and very much indicated that the coach is a father figure to him and that it is sometimes "tough love" due to his incredibly high standards

"He's like my dad, to be honest," said Miller (via Football Scotland). "I've been with him since the Mariners academy, and I've said before it's a tough love. He's going to tell you when you're out of place and when you're doing the right thing. But if I listen to how he wants me to play and his philosophies then the team will fly - and I'll fly individually.

"He knows who I am as a person. He knows how to keep me in line and behave. There's a lot of respect for him at this club, as there should be. We're going to follow him step-by-step, trust the process and I think we'll get wins down the line."

As Postecoglou sets up training so the coaching staff all take 15 minutes each to keep the players nice and sharp and on their toes, the Tottenham squad will soon get their first taste of life under Montgomery on the training ground. A straight shooter and someone with very high standards on the training pitch, he will certainly not be afraid to let anyone know if standards are slipping at Hotspur Way.

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