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Dealing with a dressing room feud

Uncomfortable silences and players looking daggers at each other in the dressing room aren't exclusive to teams of millionaires purchased from all around the globe.

Football is a competitive sport, and players want to succeed. But what if personal success comes at the price of rapport with a team-mate? What if there is more than one quality player for each position, or there are personal issues between two, or there are separations in the squad?

A feud in the dressing room isn't inevitable but it is likely to happen at some point, and it can be a bodyblow to the team's hopes of achieving their goals. Any good manager has to keep his squad in harmony.

And with this handy guide from former Manchester United and England psychologist Bill Beswick, you can be that manager. No more pistols at dawn.

Also see:
How to deal with a mouthy player
How to bounce back from a mistake
Managing the pressures of a penalty
Getting the best out of a big ego
Dealing with the red mist
Keeping focus in the last 15 minutes

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Huw was on the FourFourTwo staff from 2009 to 2015, ultimately as the magazine's Managing Editor, before becoming a freelancer and moving to Wales. As a writer, editor and tragic statto, he still contributes regularly to FFT in print and online, though as a match-going #WalesAway fan, he left a small chunk of his brain on one of many bus journeys across France in 2016.