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.
What Is Mauricio Pochettino Style Of Play?
Pochettino favors a very high-pressing, attacking style of football He often employs a 4–2–3–1 formation at the clubs he manages.
While doing so, he instructs his team to build from the back, intimidate and unsettle opponents with a quick-press system and work the ball into the box.
What Languages Does Mauricio Pochettino Speak?
Pochettino speaks English and Spanish. He barely uses the French language, addressing his players.
Some of his coaching staff do have a good command of French, but it is not the go-to language of the squad as a whole.
Upon retiring as a player, Pochettino began his managerial career at Espanyol in 2009. He left the club in 2012 after poor results and financial disputes.
In 2013, he was appointed at Premier League club Southampton, leading them to an eighth-place finish in the 2013–14 season – equalling their highest finish in the Premier League.
He then signed for Tottenham Hotspur in 2014, finishing as league runner-up in the 2016–17 season and UEFA Champions League finalist in 2019.
He was soon dismissed after a string of poor results, and in 2021, joined Paris Saint-Germain as head coach.