Mauricio Pochettino wiki, wife, family, married, age, height, tactics
An Argentine football manager, as well as a former player Mauricio Pochettino, is currently the head coach of Tottenham Hotspur. As a player, Pochettino has played as a central defender. He is the native of Murphy, Argentina. He came into this world on 2nd March of the year 1972 which has now made him reach the age of 44.
Although he is known by the name Mauricio Pochettino, as a child, he was named as Mauricio Roberto Pochettino Trossero. He started his professional career together with Newell’s Old Boys moving to RCD Espanyol in Spain for 1994-95 season as Catalans had just returned to the La Liga. Mauricio was an undisputed started in the six and half years stay helping that club to 2000 conquest of Copa del Rey.
In January of 2001, he signed for the Paris Saint-Germain. He was also the regular starter during his stay and he moved for 2003-2004 campaign to fellow Ligue 1 outfit Girondins de Bordeaux. However, Pochettino returned to Espanyol midway through the first year and for a two and a half more seasons, still being regularly used except for the last one and wrapping up his career when he was 34 years old with another domestic cup.
Talking about his international career, Pochettino has represented Argentina U-23 at 1992 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament in 1992 in Paraguay. He played 20 times for the country Argentina during his four years and he was also a participant in 2002 FIFA World Cup making his appearance in three complete matches as nation exited in the group stage. In 2nd game against the fierce rivals England, an Italian referee Pierluigi Collina saw Mauricio bring down Michael Owen in the box.
A talented and good looking manager Pochettino stands at the towering height of six feet that is 1.82 m. As he was born in the month of March, his birth sign is Pisces. He favours very high pressing, attacking style of football. Pochettino has often employed 4-2-3-1 formation at clubs that he has managed.
While doing so, Pochettino instructs his team to build from back, intimidate and unsettle the opponents with quick press system and work the ball into the box. His team selection tends to include the quick players with an excellent stamina likely due to those players who have attributed to excel in high press system.
In late 2009, he became the third coach of Espanyol in the 2008-09 season with side ranking third from bottom. He remained with the team until 2012. It was later announced on 18th January of 2013 that Pochettino would be new first team manager of Premier League club Southampton.
Later on, 27th may 2014, he was appointed as the head coach of Tottenham Hotspur on five years deal. He left the team Southampton after just 18 months at the club and became Spur’s tenth manager over a 12 years span.
As Pochettino has maintained his profile low, there are no details found about whether he has already got married or has a wife. Besides that, to get more information related to his bio, tactics, and family background, he can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.