Tottenham appoint Mauricio Pochettino: Factfile
Tuesday 27 May 2014
Tottenham today announced the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino on a five-year deal. Here, we take a closer look at the former Southampton manager...
1972: March 2 - Born in Murphy, Santa Fe, Argentina
1989: Begins his senior playing career at Newell's Old Boys.
1994: Moves to Europe where he joins Spanish club Espanyol.
1998: Make his Argentina debut, going on to earn 20 caps.
2000: May 27 - Helps Espanyol to the Copa del Rey title with a 2-1 win over Valencia.
2001: Joins Paris St Germain.
2002: June 7 - Gives away the penalty to hand England a 1-0 win over Argentina during the group stage of the World Cup.
2003: Moves to Bordeaux.
2004: Returns to Espanyol.
2006: April 12 - Helps Espanyol to the Copa del Rey title with a 4-1 win over Real Zaragoza.
June 8 - Retires from football after rescinding the final year of his contract at Espanyol. He made 276 league appearances and scored 13 goals for the Catalan club.
2009: January 20 - Named as Espanyol coach with the club in the drop zone. Guides them to 10th in the Primera Division by the end of the season.
2010: May - Espanyol finish 11th in his first full year in charge.
2011: May - Espanyol finish eighth in La Liga - a place outside the European places.
2012: May - Avoids relegation by five points as Espanyol finish 14th.
November 26 - Sacked as Espanyol manager with the club bottom of the La Liga table.
2013: January 18 - Named Southampton manager just two days after Nigel Adkins led the club to a 2-2 draw at European champions Chelsea.
May - Southampton finish 14th in the Premier League after impressive wins over Chelsea and Manchester City.
2014 - Saints finish eighth after another good season which sees Pochettino's stock rise.
May 27 - Appointed Tottenham head coach on a five-year contract after Southampton accept his resignation.
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