Updated: Wednesday, 28 May 2014 02:13 | By Agence France-Presse

Mauricio Pochettino factfile

Mauricio Pochettino was hired as Tottenham's head coach on Tuesday. Here is a factfile of the new man in the White Hart Lane hotseat:


Birthplace: Murphy, Santa Fe, Argentina

Born: March 2, 1972

1989: Begins his 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: Helps Espanyol to the Copa del Rey title with a 2-1 win over Valencia.

2001: Joins Paris Saint-Germain.

2002: 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: Retires after rescinding the final year of his contract at Espanyol. He made 276 league appearances and scored 13 goals for the Catalan club.

2009: Named as Espanyol coach. Guides them to 10th in the Spanish league by the end of the season.

2010: Espanyol finish 11th in his second season in charge.

2011: Takes Espanyol to eighth spot, just one place away from qualifying for Europe, by the end of the season.

2012: Avoids relegation by five points as Espanyol finish 14th.

November 26 - Sacked as Espanyol manager with the club bottom of La Liga.

2013: January 18 - Named Southampton manager just two days after Nigel Adkins led the club to a 2-2 draw at 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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