Mauricio Roberto Pochettino (Spanish pronunciation: [mauˈɾisjo potʃeˈtino], Italian: [poketˈtino]; born 2 March 1972) is an Argentine former footballer who played as a central defender, and is the current manager of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
He spent 17 years as a professional player, ten of which were in La Liga with Espanyol where he scored 13 goals in 275 games. He also played in France for two clubs, Paris Saint-Germain and Bordeaux, having started his career with Newell's Old Boys. An Argentina international for three years, he represented the country at the 2002 World Cup and the 1999 Copa América.
Pochettino began his managerial career at Espanyol in January 2009, remaining in the post for nearly four years. He then managed in the Premier League, first with Southampton, followed by Tottenham Hotspur.Close