The aftermath of Danny Rose’s explosive Sun interview has been remarkably civilised. In many respects, it had to be.
Daniel Levy popped round to Danny Rose’s last night to discuss the matter and work out a way forward, if possible.
The club was obviously horrified and it’s not news that Rose has been fined.
There’s something to put out here, to preface this with. Rose isn’t too bright. I know I have a fondness for describing people in this light, but in this instance it’s neither unkind or unfair.
Rose is genuinely mortified as to how this is panned out. He genuinely didn’t envisage things ending up as they did. I believe that he’s been beyond naive.
Having spoken to Gladys at some length, I think this lunacy wasn’t intentional, or at least the boy didn’t set out to destabilise the club.
It also needs to be added at this juncture that The Sun are guilty of inventing the utterly specious nonsense about Rose being greeted with applause at training today. That did not happen.
The truth is he was greeted sheepishly by his teammates who quite rightly didn’t understand where all this had come from. There is no mutinous vibe at Hotspur Way. Repeat, there is no mutinous vibe at Hotspur Way.
Rose is beyond furious The Sun put this garbage out. There was no need and it betrayed any trust.
Levy was calm with Danny last night and simply sought to get to the root of the problem.
It turns out that of course a requested pay rise had been rebuffed and the transfer of Walker had left Rose brooding on the matter.
Instead of talking to Levy or indeed Poch, instead the boy spoke his agent who predictably gave him some abysmal advice. Once The Sun had been introduced to the equation the madness spread like wildfire.
Glad says that Levy has always had a good rapport with Rose. This is was simply insane and very avoidable.
Rose was reminded that he had been promised a review last September in a year’s time – so next bloody month!
Levy also reminded him that the team hadn’t won anything and this would prompt significant bonuses and pay improvements.
Bizarrely Rose’s response to this was ‘I didn’t think you wanted us to win stuff, ‘coz you’d need to double everyone’s money!’
The lad isn’t the shiniest penny in the till drawer.
Look, for now, the bottom line is that Rose is staying.
Rose will see his case reviewed and Levy has had a wake up call. Whether this safeguards us from this or something similar happening again is anyone’s guess.