Sports Nicknames - Big Brother, Captain Smooth, Poch

Mauricio Pochettino has had a long career in the world of football. The Argentine played between 1989 and 2006 for a variety of French and Spanish teams (including his current one). He then moved into club management, coaching teams like Espanyol, Southampton, Tottenham and now Paris Saint-Germain.

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Pochettino might not have had the playing career that those like Iker Casillas and John Terry have, winning seemingly endless amounts of trophies, but he still had a respectable career. He played as a centre back and won the 1992 Copa Libertadores with Newell's Old Boys and 2 Copa del Reys in 2 stints at Espanyol.

Pochettino's managerial career started in a rough position at Espanyol, staying for 3 years before resigning due to the club's poor position. However, it wasn't until Pochettino was hired as manager of Southampton that he started to gain wider recognition for his ability. His high pressing style and youth promotion in his year at Southampton led to his hiring by Tottenham, where he stayed for 5 years - his longest stint at one club as a manager. Despite not winning any silverware, he built an impressive team that challenged for the title before losing out to Leicester City in 2016. However, their form dipped in 2019 and the players gave him the nickname "Big Brother" due to his watching training through CCTV cameras.

Pochettino's most recent appointment has been a large step up, being appointed to French giants Paris Saint-Germain. So far he has done well. If there is anywhere that Pochettino can end his personal trophy drought, it seems likely that PSG is the place that it will happen.


After a couple of years in Paris, Mauricio is moving to London for the 2023/24 season to oversee the rebuild of Chelsea FC.


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