Pep Guardiola wasted no time in making changes upon his arrival at Manchester City in the summer of 2016.
The former Bayern Munich boss introduced a wifi and mobile phone ban in an attempt to encourage communication between his players and the club’s staff.
“There are places I don't like it,” Guardiola told City’s website. “I know today my generation is completely different to my kids' generation – the mobile and computer is part of their lives.
“Before, we read books and now it's the computer, but there are some areas where players can spend all day with their mobiles.
“There are some areas, like the massage room, with the physios for example, where they work, and I don't like that the physio is working and the player is texting.”
In an age where mobile phones are never too far away from the hands, Guardiola’s wifi embargo had the possibility of upsetting a few of his players.
But he insists they didn’t have a problem with the new rules.
"They agree,” he added. “I am not saying I will do this or that because I am the manager – I say we will do that for this reason.
“Out of respect for your staff, who are working with you, caring for you, they live for you, so you have to respect them for 20 or 25 minutes.”
Mourinho has introduced some similar rules
According to the Independent, Jose Mourinho has introduced his own similar rule changes.
The Manchester United boss, frustrated with his players’ use of social media, has banned his players and their social media teams from publishing any training photos, anything in the 48 hours leading up to a game or anything from the team bus on the way to a game.
It means videos like Jesse Lingard’s from inside the Man United team bus, which was attacked by West Ham fans last year, will no longer be allowed.
Not only does Mourinho want to ensure his players are focussed on matches, he also wants to limit the flow of information coming out of the club.
Mourinho was furious with Luke Shaw's Instagram video
The 54-year-old was reportedly furious with Luke Shaw after the defender shared footage of himself training at home in November. Shaw was recovering from an injury but Mourinho thought the video painted United in a bad light and had his assist, Rui Faria, talk to Shaw.
Mourinho feared the video, which you can see below, suggested United weren’t doing their job of keeping players fit.
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