Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Roberto Pochettino Trossero is an Argentine professional football manager and former player who is the current head coach of Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain.

Mauricio Pochettino is an Argentine professional football manager and a former football player. Currently, Pochettino is the official manager of Premier League club “Tottenham Hotspur”.He had played for Argentina in the 2002 FIFA World Cup of Soccer.


  • Mauricio Pochettino, a famous manager of “Tottenham Hotspur” has expressed his frustration at being blamed for the club’s failed signings and transfer. He also issued an apology to Manchester United after their pre-season game against the Spurs.
  • His club has also contacted Juventus about signing Paulo Dybala(popular player of Juventus) this summer in an ambitious move to partner the star with Harry Kane.


Mauricio Pochettino Famous for?

  • Mauricio Pochettino is famous as the manager of the popular football club “Tottenham Hotspur” and among the top 5 highest-paid football managers in 2019.
  • He is best known as “Poch”.

Early Life of Mauricio Pochettino?

Mauricio Pochettino was born on March 2, 1972, in Murphy, Santa Fei, Argentina. His birth name was Mauricio Roberto Pochettino Trossero. His nationality is Argentine and Spanish with White as his ethnicity and Pisces as his zodiac sign.

Mauricio Pochettino was born in a normal family to Amalia Pochettino(mother) and Hector Pochettino(father). His parents were a farmer and his father Hector, also worked at an automobile repair shop to support his family. Mauricio was raised in his hometown in Murphy along with his two siblings. He studied in an agricultural specialist school in Murphy.

Mauricio developed his interest in football at an early age after he watched the FIFA World Cup in 1978. He then was very much fascinated that made him more curious to learn about the game.


Career of Mauricio Pochettino:

Early Career

  • Mauricio Pochettino’s skill was detected by Jose Griffa at the age of 14 and began his football career with “Newell’s Old Boys” in 1987.
  • He then made his debut in the Primera Division which was the beginning of his professional career as a central defender.
  •  He then moved to RCD Espanyol at the age of 22 in 1994, the Spanish football club, and within no time, he made his name as an established player in the club.
  •  He remained in the club for six-and-a-half years at the club helping the club to the 2000 conquest of the Copa del Rey.
  • He then was signed for Paris Saint-Germain FC. in 2001 where he was a regular starter during his stay there.
  • He consequently returned to the Espanyol and continued playing for more than two years and wrapped it all till 34.


International Career

  •  Pochettino debuted for his international career as he played for the Argentina under-23 team at the CONMEBOL Men Pre-Olympic Tournament in Paraguay in 1992.
  • He played 20 times for his native country Argentina in four years of his career.
  • He also participated in the 2002 FIFA World Cup and showed his great participation out there in the field.

Coach and Managerial Career

  • Pochettino started his managerial career after he debuted in La Liga in 2009 with his then FC club Espanyol.
  • He then became the third coach of Espanyol in 2009 and remained as a couch till 2012.
  • He was then announced to be the new first-team manager of Premier League club Southampton in 2013.
  • He was the second Argentine manager of English football after Osvaldo Ardiles
  • He then started as the head coach in English Premier League Club Southampton as Nigel Adkin’s successor in 2013.
  • He got his first win as a coach over the top club Manchester City, thus leading his club to secure the 8th position.
  • He became the 10th manager of “Spurs” where he led the team up to the final of the League Cup. He promoted the players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
  • He then began at Tottenham Hotspur and gained a new title “Club Manager” after resigning the contract until 2021 with the club.


Mauricio Pochettino was rumored to have some link with the clubs like PSG and Real Madrid after a very good performance against Real Madrid in the 2017 UEFA Champions League.

However, he declined all the rumors.

Personal Life: Dating/Wife?

The 47-aged, Mauricio Pochettino got married to his beautiful wife Karina Grippaldi. The couple tied a knot in 1992. They are blessed with two sons: Sebastiano and Maurizio Pochettino.

The couple with their sons are living a luxurious and happy life in their current residence in Tottenham.

Further, his wife Karina is one of the biggest critics of Tottenham Hotspur. Karina came into the news when Mauricio banned her from the White Hart Lane.

Net Worth: Earning of Mauricio Pochettino?

The football manager, Mauricio Pochettino has a healthy net worth of around 12 million pounds. He has a great part of his income through his football club and his post of manager.

He has an annual salary of $8.5 million a year.

He made a deal worth around 5.5 million pounds with his current club after he renewed his contract in 2021.

Body measurements of Mauricio Pochettino?

Mauricio Pochettino has a well-maintained body figure. He stands tall with a height of 6ft. (1.83m). He has a bodyweight of 81 kg(178 lbs).

He has a fair complexion with brown eyes and brown hair.

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