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Mauricio Pochettino Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Family

Mauricio Pochettino Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth March 2, 1972
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Eye Color Light Brown

Mauricio Pochettino is an Argentinian professional football manager and former football player who started his managerial career at La Liga club Espanyol in 2009. He has also worked with clubs like SouthamptonTottenham HotspurParis Saint-GermainBordeaux, and Chelsea.

Born Name

Mauricio Roberto Pochettino Trossero

Nick Name

Mauricio

Mauricio Pochettino as coach of Espanyol in 2012
Mauricio Pochettino as coach of Espanyol in 2012 (Víctor Gutiérrez Navarro from VALENCIA / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Murphy, General López Department, Santa Fe Province, Argentina

Nationality

Argentinian / Argentine nationality

 

Education

Mauricio Pochettino attended a school 20 miles from his home and studied agriculture.

Occupation

Professional Football Manager, Former Football Player

Family

  • Father – Héctor Reynaldo Pochettino (Farm Labourer)
  • Mother – Amalia Adela Trossero
  • Siblings – Javier (Older Brother)

Position

Centre-back

Build

Average

Mauricio Pochettino as manager of Tottenham Hotspur in 2016
Mauricio Pochettino as manager of Tottenham Hotspur in 2016 (Дмитрий Голубович / soccer.ru / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Mauricio Pochettino has dated –

  1. Karina Grippaldi – He is married to Karina Grippaldi and the duo has been blessed with 2 sons – Sebastiano Pochettino and Maurizio Pochettino (b. March 30, 2001). Sebastiano became Tottenham‘s first team sports scientist while Maurizio went on to sign for Watford in January 2021.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Mauricio Pochettino is of Argentinian (Italian) descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

His very high-pressing, attacking style of football

Mauricio Pochettino (Left) as seen while playing for Espanyol in a veterans' match in 2011
Mauricio Pochettino (Left) as seen while playing for Espanyol in a veterans’ match in 2011 (Pedroserafin / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Mauricio Pochettino Facts

  1. Growing up, he supported Racing Club de Avellaneda.
  2. The first-ever football match Mauricio Pochettino watched on television was the 1978 FIFA World Cup. He watched the match with his father Héctor at Centro Recreativo Unión y Cultura, the local sports club in Murphy.
  3. He played both football and volleyball between the age of 8 and 10.
  4. He signed for Paris Saint-Germain for an undisclosed fee in January 2001.
  5. Replacing Nigel Adkins, Mauricio Pochettino was appointed as the new first-team manager of Southampton on January 18, 2013. With this, he became the 2nd Argentine manager in English football after Osvaldo Ardiles.
  6. He was announced as the head coach of Tottenham Hotspur on May 27, 2014.
  7. Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur on November 19, 2019, due to “extremely disappointing” domestic results. He had said,

    “Before I die I want to manage Tottenham again and try to win one trophy because I want to feel what it means to win one trophy with Tottenham.”

  8. He was appointed as the head coach of Paris Saint-Germain on January 2, 2021, and the club won the Ligue 1 title and Coupe de France.
  9. Pochettino has been hailed for focusing on developing local players from the clubs’ youth academies. Many young players under his tutelage went on to play for the England national team. He has felt that it was his duty to develop English talent, stating,

    “I feel when I arrived in Spain and now in England in which way can we say ‘thank you’ to the country that opened the door when I didn’t speak English. And how people treated me and my family and my staff which was really well. It’s a way to say thank you to the Premier League and the people who trust in you”.

  10. Several players that have been coached by Mauricio Pochettino have praised his man-management approach and guidance as well as encouraging the players to take charge of their own development and helping them to improve physically, technically, and mentally.
  11. Mauricio Pochettino is a believer in “energía universal” (English: universal energy). It is the idea that people, places, and things are charged with hidden energy, positive or negative. “I believe in energía universal”, he once said. “It is connected. Nothing happens for causality (By accident). It is always a consequence [of something else]. Maybe, it is one of the reasons that Harry [Kane] always scores in derbies. I believe in that energy. For me, it exists”.

Featured Image by Víctor Gutiérrez Navarro from VALENCIA / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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