Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino was confirmed as the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur on May 27, 2014.

Mauricio joins Spurs from Southampton where he guided them to their highest-ever Premier League finish of eighth place in 2013/14.

During his 18 months at St Mary's, Mauricio also oversaw the progress of home-grown stars such as Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, James Ward-Prowse and Calum Chambers. Prior to his time in English football, Pochettino managed Espanyol in La Liga between 2009 and November 2012.

Pochettino was 36 when he took charge of Espanyol in January 2009, and he guided the club to a best finish of eighth in La Liga in 2010-11.

He left the club in November 2012, with an overall record of 49 wins from 146 league matches.

As a player Pochettino was a centre-half who played most notably for Espanyol and PSG.

He won 20 caps for Argentina and played in the 2002 World Cup.

Sessions by Mauricio Pochettino

Pressing initiation

in Defending

This session coaches players on understanding defensive pressing. It’s important to practise the key elements to identify how, when and where we can apply pressing technique, and that includes adopting the right shape tactically and togetherness of the group, as well as being able to identify the right moment to closedown. We see the benefits... MORE


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