Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino took Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions League final in 2019 induing an invigorating five-year spell at the club during which he navigated their move to the new White Hart Lane stadium.

Mauricio joined 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.