Mauricio Pochettino is a former Argentinian footballer who currently manages Tottenham Hostpur in the Premier League. Playing professionally for almost two decades as a centre back, Pochettino spent the majority of his career playing for Espanyol in addition to playing for French giants Paris Saint-Germain. Representing his nation on a number of occasions, Mauricio also played in the 2002 FIFA World Cup and 1999 Copa America tournaments. A charismatic leader that has excelled n the world of management, Mauricio Pochettino has become one of the most respected and sought after football managers in the world. An eloquent figure, Mauricio Pochettino is also an incredibly popular and demanded football speaker appearing at events across the UK where he is an expert in management and leadership.
Gaining a reputation as a tough and uncompromising central defender during his playing career, Pochettino won both the Primera Division and the Copa del Rey during his playing days. As a football speaker, Mauricio is able to share tales and anecdotes from his playing career with many of his experiences within the game being incredibly insightful and often hilarious. Beginning his managerial career at the club he made the greatest impact as a player, Espanyol, Pochettino had little to no experience as a coach having only assisted the women's team having only just received his UEFA Pro License.
Thrown into the deep end, Mauricio Pochettino was tasked with leading Espanyol to safety with arguably the toughest opponent in the league as his first game in charge. Surprising many by achieving an unlikely draw against the Spanish giants, his team went from strength to strength and even beat Barcelona later in the season. An incredible start to his managerial career, it was clear Mauricio Pochettino was destined for great things and during his work as a football speaker he discusses how he transitioned to coaching while sharing advice on how he ensure his players are maximising success and attaining peak performance.
Pochettino's performances had drawn praise and adulation from commentators as he was beginning to display the characteristics that would inform his coaching at his subsequent clubs, namely the imposition of a specific tactical style on all of the clubs' team from the senior side down to youth level, attending training sessions to receive updates from all levels. Having a preference for 4-2-3-1, a focus on a high-pressing game and the promotion of players from the academy to the first team, Pochettino discusses his methods and ideologies on management in greater depth during his work as a football speaker.
Mauricio Pochettino's promising start led to interest from the Premier League as Southampton FC came calling. His first taste of English football in the most prestigious league of them all, the expert tactician discusses the key differences in domestic football from Spain to England as well as expressing the vital components that lead to a successful environment in both sport and business allowing him to resonate with a wide ranging audience. Getting off to the perfect start, Pochettino led his new team to a victory over Manchester City as well as registering victories over Liverpool and Chelsea on their way to finishing 8th in the Premier League, the clubs highest finish in well over a decade.
Impressive performances and leadership coupled with his preference of a very high-pressing, attacking style of football, Mauricio Pochettino's teams build from the back, intimidate and unsettle opponents with a quick-press system and work the ball into the box. This style of attractive football along with Mauricio's phenomenal ability to develop and integrate home grown players made him the ideal manager for Tottenham Hotspur.
Remaining the manager of the London club and leading the team to third and second in the Premier League, the clubs highest finishes in the league. Transforming the team from a mid-table club to a championship contender, Mauricio Pochettino explains the secrets to his success and what allowed him to attain such staggering progress during his work as a football speaker.
Praised for his man-management approach and guidance with his willingness to advise, encouraging the players to take charge of their own development as well as helping them to improve physically, technically and mentally. The incredibly impressive Mauricio Pochettino is available to hire as a football speaker for events, functions and dinners across the nation where he is certain to be an extremely insightful and engaging addition to any occasion.