Mauricio Pochettino Biography: Age, Height, Achievements, Facts & Net Worth

Mauricio Pochettino commonly known by the nickname ‘Poch’ is an Argentine professional footballer and former player and manager of the club Tottenham Hotspur. As a professional player had spent 17 years playing as center back position, 10 years with the Espanyol where he netted 13 goals in 275 appearances and contributed in winning two Copa del Ray trophies. He had also played for Paris Siant-Germain and Bordeaux. He begins his managerial career at Espanyol from January 2009, where he spent four years, then managed the Southampton where he led the club to acquire the eighth position, which is their best position since 2002-03. In 2014 he joined the Tottenham Hotspur as their manager, he leads the club at the top-three position in his initial four seasons. At the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League, he guided the club to reach the final for the first time in club’s history.


Poch was born on 2nd March 1972 in Murphy Spain to Amalia and Hector Pochettino, his parents used to work in farms as labors for living. He watched football for the first time on television at the local sports club  Centro Recreativo Union y Cultura with his father. The match which he watched was the 1978 FIFA World Cup. He started playing football at an early age for Union y Cultura for the center-back position. When he turned 4 he started playing in the first division of the regional Venadense league together with his elder brother Javier.


Poch believes in universal energy which is based upon the idea that people, places and things are charged with hidden energy, positive or negative. Poch and his wife have two sons Sebastiano and Maurizio, both his sons aspire to become professional footballers through following the footsteps of his father.



Poch started his career with Newell’s Old Boys at the age of 14, he was recruited by Marcelo Bielsa who one day saw him playing football during his visit to the club. In 1994 he moved to the team Espanyol commonly known as RDC Espanyol where his stats improved. In 2001-03 he joined the Paris Saint-German then moved to Bordeaux in 2003-04, but rejoined the Espanyol. His experience with the local teams made him a skilled central defender. He played at the CONMEBOL Men Pre-Olympic Tournament for Argentina Olympic Football team held in Paraguay. For four years he won a total of 20 caps, he was also the part of the team that participated in 2002 FIFA World Cup. After spending almost 17-18 years on the field he turned his career towards coaching. Initially, he started his coaching career with Espanyol in early 2009, the first match of him as a coach was against FC Barcelona. The team under his guidance bought Bacon by defeating Barcelona by 2-1. In 2010 he extended his contract for one year till 2012. In May 2012 his contract renewed till 2014. On 27th May 2014 he was appointed the coach of Tottenham Hostpur. Under his guidance and lead the team climbed the ladder of success, step-by-step the club started making his dominance over various tittles and platforms by defeating their strongest contender’s contender. In 2014-15 the club became the runner up at the Football League Cup while In 2018-19 for UEFA Champions League, they lost to Liverpool in the finals by 0-2. For Poch’s outstanding coaching, he is nominated for the Best Men’s Coach at The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 with Jurgen Klopp the manager of Liverpool and Pep Guardiola the manager of Manchester City.

Clubs Season
Newell’s Old Boys 1988-94
Espanyol 1994-2001
Paris Saint-Germain 2000-2003
Bordeaux 2003-04
Espanyol 2003-06


Pochettino started his managerial career in 2009 when he took the reins at Espanyol in late January of 2009 with an aim to resurrect their sinking season. Espanyol was struggling, being third from the bottom of the table, and Pochettino was their third appointment of the 2008–09 season.

Pochettino had recently completed his UEFA Pro License and was starting-off his managerial career after a short term with the ladies’ team. He kick-started his coaching career with a 0-0 draw against Pep’s Barcelona, giving positive signs of what was on offer.

After giving a good taste of his credentials, Pochettino moved to England for a sojourn with Southampton in 2013, where he had a decent outing, including leading the Saints to notable victories against top league sides, Liverpool and Chelsea.

But Pochettino’s breakthrough spell came with the Spurs, where he earned himself the reputation of a brilliant manager, who even got Manchester United, Real Madrid and the likes take interest in his signature.

Pochettino has got Tottenham challenge the best teams across the globe and even led them to the Champions League final in the 2018-19 season, where they finished runners-up to Liverpool FC.


Newell’s Old Boys

  • Primera División: 1990–91, Clausura 1992


  • Copa del Rey: 1999–2000, 2005–06

Paris Saint-Germain

  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2001
  • Coupe de Francerunner-up: 2002–03


  • Premier League Manager of the Month: October 2013, September 2015, February 2016, April 2017
  • London Football Awards Manager of the Year: 2018–2019


Tottenham Hotspur

  • Football League Cup runner-up: 2014–15
  • UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2018–19


Height: 6ft.

Weight:  80 kg

Eye color:  Brown

Hair color: Brown


Full Name: Mauricio Roberto Pochettino TrousersTrossero

Date of Birth: 2nd March 1972

Place of Birth: Argentina

Playing Position: Centre Back (former)

Nickname: Poch


Relationships: Karina Grippaldi

Kids: Sebastiano and Maurizio

HOBBIES: Playing football


After his club Tottenham’s defeat to Burnley, Pochettino crossed the line reacted furiously towards the referee Mike Dean, for which he later  apologized.


Mauricio Pochettino’s Net Worth is estimated to be 12 Million dollars


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