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MAURICIO POCHETTINO

  • DATE OF BIRTH

    02/03/1972

  • COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    ARGENTINA

  • STATUS

    HEAD COACH

  • CLUB

    Tottenham Hotspur

  • PREMIER LEAGUE SEASONS

    3

Premier League Management Record
Matches W D L GF GA Pts Win %
70 26 21 23 93 88 99 37.0
Management Career
Premier League Clubs Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur
Champions -
Manager of the Year -
Manager of the Month

October 2013

Career Summary

Mauricio Pochettino was appointed as Tottenham Hotspur head coach in May 2014 after a successful 15-month stint with Southampton.

The former Argentina defender made more than 300 appearances for Espanyol before hanging up his boots in 2006, after winning his second Copa Del Rey title with the Barcelona-based side at the age of 34.

Pochettino first moved to Espanyol at the start of the 1994/95 season, having learnt his trade at Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina. He joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2001 and also enjoyed a spell at Bordeaux before returning to Espanyol in 2004. He then stepped into the coaching system at the club after calling an end to his playing career in 2006.

The Argentine took over as manager of Espanyol in January 2009, with the club third from bottom in La Liga, and he guided them to a 10th place finish. The following season the Spanish club finished 11th and then narrowly missed out on a UEFA Europa League spot in the 2010/11 campaign, ending up in eighth position.

He left the club a few months into the 2012/13 campaign, after overseeing another mid-table finish for the financially-troubled side, and Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese gave him his first job in the Barclays Premier League in January. His debut season on the South Coast included impressive wins over reigning Premier League champions Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

The following campaign saw Pochettino guide Southampton to their highest ever finish in the Barclays Premier League, with their attractive style of football becoming one of the highlights of the season.

Tottenham Hotspur confirmed Pochettino as Tim Sherwood's replacement at White Hart Lane ahead of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League campaign.

Playing Career
Clubs

Newell's Old Boys: 1988-94
Espanyol: 1994-00
Paris Saint-Germain: 2001-03
Bordeaux: 2003-04
Espanyol: 2004-06

View manager profile on the official Tottenham Hotspur website

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