Toronto FC boss Winter decides to change culture with locker room no-go

Toronto FC manager Aron Winter will stick to his plan of improving the culture of the club by denying media access to the locker room.

The Dutchman feels that the this area of the stadium is a ‘safe place’ for his players and subsequently has told media that they are not allowed to enter the Toronto dressing room at BMO Field.

In a letter to the media, Winter said that the locker room is now off limits for those not directly involved with the club.

Here is an excerpt from that note: ‘One of the changes that falls under the new era is the location of our post-game media availability with our players. Outside of North America the press does not have access to the locker room.

‘I believe that is a sacred place and a safe place for the players and that is why I have chosen not to open the locker room. I understand there may be an adjustment period with some journalists but it is an important change in keeping with my program of changing the culture of Toronto FC both on and off the field.’

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