Paris Saint-Germain have announced the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as its new head coach.
The Argentine has signed a contract with the club from the French capital until 30 June 2022, with an option for an extra year.
The 48-year-old Pochettino has a history at Paris Saint-Germain where, as a centre-back and club captain, he made 95 appearances for the Rouge & Bleu between 2001 and 2003, scoring 6 goals.
He came through the ranks at Newell’s Old Boys in his native Argentina, before moving to Europe to play for Espanyol FC and then Paris Saint-Germain. Born in Murphy, Argentina, he won 20 caps and scored 2 goals for his country, and his fighting spirit made him a favorite of the Parc des Princes crowd during his 30 months in Paris.
After retiring from playing, he began his coaching career at Espanyol FC between 2009 and 2012, before developing his experience in England with a spell from 2013 to 2014 at Southampton and then at Tottenham Hotspur from 2014 until 2019.
As Spurs manager Pochettino showed a real talent for managing top-level players with his passion and his ambitious vision of football, taking the Lilywhites to their first ever Champions League final in the 2018/19 season.
“I am really happy and honored to become the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain,” said Mauricio Pochettino after signing his contract.
By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa