What the Argentine has achieved at Tottenham is admirable, but there is surely a limit to how long can he stay at a club where their future depends on which side of the bed he gets out of each morning
It was May 2014 at England's pre-World Cup training camp in Vale do Lobo, Portugal. At a table, Steven Gerrard was talking to a group of journalists. Sitting next to him was Raheem Sterling, then also his Liverpool team-mate, and Gerrard was attentive to the 19-year-old. It was Sterling's first real exposure to the media as an England player and Gerrard was protective.