Mauricio Roberto Pochettino Trossero is an Argentina-born professional football manager and former player. Currently, he is the head coach of Premier League club Chelsea after coaching Paris Saint-Germain.
At Chelsea, according to data from MyWage.co.nz, Mauricio Pochettino earns a $21,799,104 annual salary. Weekly, he earns $419,213.54. Let’s get to the part where we reveal his net worth.
Mauricio Pochettino Net Worth
Mauricio Pochettino has a total net worth of $12 million, which is impressive. Most of his income comes from his career as a coach, and also, during his football playing days, he earned substantial income.
Undoubtedly, he is one of the most sought-after and highest-paid football coaches in the world.
He has coached top league clubs such as Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Parish Saint Germain, and now Chelsea. In each of these clubs, he earned a six-figure salary monthly.
When he was the coach of the Paris Saint-Germain, he earned a monthly salary of €1.1million per month, making him the highest-paid coach in the French top flight then. PSG paid him €15 million at the end of his contract.
Mauricio’s wealth is evident only if you are close to him. He owns several houses, including one in North London, but he doesn’t flaunt them around. One of his cars, a £156,000 Bentley Bentayga, was gifted to him by Daniel Levy when he turned down Manchester UNited’s offer for Tottenham Spurs.
Mauricio Pochettino‘s Early Life
Mauricio Pochettino was born on March 2, 1972 in Murphy, Santa Fe, Argentina, to Amalia and Héctor Pochettino. He grew up with his older brother, Javier, who shared the same love for football with him.
His family worked on the farm, which led to how he started his education: at an agricultural school.
His football career may have professionally begun in Newell’s Old Boys, but Mauricio had a passion for the game since he was 8, thanks to the 1978 FIFA World Cup – the first football match he gazed his eyes on and fell in love with the sports.
The first team he played for was Unión y Cultura, where he played center back, but he also played as a striker and midfielder. He played in the first division of the regional Venadense league together with his older brother, Javier.
While Mauricio pursued his passion for football, his brother did not.
Mauricio Pochettino Football Player Career
He started his career in 1989 with the Newell’s Old Boys Primera Division as a central defender. He won a league title, and in the 1992 Copa Libertadores, he came in second place.
Pochettino spent 17 years as a professional player, ten of which were in La Liga with Espanyol. He scored 13 goals in 275 games.
At 22 years of age, Mauricio joined the La Liga Espanyol team and went on to lead the team in winning the 2000 Copa Del Ray trophy, the first in 60 years.
He moved to Ligue 1 team PSG in 2001 and then went to Bordeaux. Later, he went back to Espanyol in year 2004, where he won the Copa Del Ray for the second time in his career in 2006.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Coaching Career
Mauricio has coached the following football teams: Chelsea, PSG, Tottenham, Southhampton, and Espanyol.
In 2009, Pochettino started his coaching career in Spain (Espanyol) just after his retirement from being an active player. He took over Espanyol as an untested coach, steering them from near-relegation to remarkable results, including a 0-0 draw with Barcelona and a rare win at Camp Nou in the league derby.
He implemented a high-pressing style, promoted academy players, and displayed tactical prowess, earning praise and contract extensions.
In January 2013, Pochettino took over as Southampton’s manager, replacing Nigel Adkins. Despite initially using a Spanish interpreter, he led the team to significant victories against top Premier League sides, including Manchester City – three goals to one at home, Liverpool, and Chelsea.
In his first full season, he guided Southampton to an eighth-place finish, their highest since 2002-03.
Mauricio Pochettino was appointed as the head coach of Tottenham Hotspur in 2014. Under his leadership, the team reached the League Cup final and achieved a fifth-place finish in the Premier League.
Spurs were title contenders in 2015-16 but finished second. Pochettino extended his contract and led Spurs to their highest points tally in decades. He also guided them to the UEFA Champions League final in 2019, although they were defeated by Liverpool. Pochettino was ultimately sacked in 2019 after a decline in domestic results.
Mauricio Pochettino was appointed as the head coach of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in January 2021. Under his leadership, PSG won the French Super Cup and secured the Ligue 1 title. However, Pochettino’s tenure at PSG was marked by inconsistency in performance and concerns about team cohesion.
While he managed to bring out the best in Kylian Mbappe, there were challenges in getting the best from Lionel Messi, who struggled to replicate his Barcelona form in Ligue 1.
PSG’s early Champions League exit also raised questions about Pochettino’s tactical decisions. The team fell off at the Round of 16 stage thanks to Real Madrid. Ultimately, PSG decided to part ways with Pochettino on 5 July 2022 due to perceived underperformance and the need for a fresh start.
As of 2023, he is the head coach of Chelsea football club, and so far, he has had a not-so-good performance – having played 12 games, won 5, lost 4, and drew 3.
Despite some unfavorable results in his coaching career, he made some impressive feats, such as leading Paris Saint-Germain to the Champions League semi-finals and beating Barcelona and Bayern Munich along the way.
Pochettino’s financial success is due to the fact that he remains relevant in football since he was playing for Newell’s Old Boys till his coaching career.