Tottenham Hotspur players aren't happy with the behaviour of new director of football Fabio Paratici and technical performance director Steve Hitchen.
It's been a great start to the season for Spurs, as they went into the international break top of the table, having won all three of their opening Premier League games, including a win against Manchester City.
The team were also boosted with the news that Harry Kane was staying at the club, at least until January, after it was expected he'd be joining City.
However some of the players aren't happy with the appearance of Paratici, who brought Nuno Espirito Santo to the club as the manager, and Hitchen on the subs bench for home games.
According to the Sun, players have commented about the pair sitting alongside them on the bench and have also talked about their behaviour in games.
"It just doesn’t sit right with the players," a source told the newspaper.
"The substitutes on the bench don’t feel they are able to speak freely among themselves with those guys sitting next to them.
"The players as a whole don’t like it when the two of them are on their feet shouting at the match officials or the team."
However the players are going to have to get used to their new bosses being in the dugout with them, as things are unlikely to change till at least October.
Pandemic protocols mean all players and officials in the 'red zone' testing pool have to be sat together.
Last season, with no fans allowed in the grounds, the players and staff could spread themselves out across the front few rows to keep distance but with fans back the designated area for the 'red zone' players is the normal subs bench.
If the players continue to stay top of the table even whilst Paratici is on the bench, they may soon be happy to get used to it.
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