Mauricio Roberto Pochettino Trossero is an Argentine professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
As a centre back, 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 and won two Copa del Rey trophies. 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 and was capped 20 times.
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 where he led them to an eighth-placed finish in the 2013–2014 season, their highest league position since 2002–03, while also recording their highest points tally since the Premier League began in 1992–93. After one season at Southampton, he managed Tottenham, whom he led to top-three finishes in three of his first four seasons. In the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, Pochettino led Tottenham to the final for the first time in the club’s history.