Mauricio Pochettino is someone who always wants to create a relaxed atmosphere. Everyone at his place of work must treat each other like family members. The former Tottenham coach has led 4 clubs since the beginning of his managerial career. At Espanyol, Southampton, Tottenham and most recently at PSG, Pochettino was more or less successful in establishing the team’s identity and being effective in the way it operates.
Psychology is the factor that Pochettino really values. With 17 years of playing experience, the 51-year-old strategist understands the difficulties that professional football players face, especially mentally.
During his days at Tottenham, Pochettino convinced the club to build a BBQ area near the football field to help players have a comfortable experience after intense training sessions. The Argentine military leader also believes that football has a two-way concept. If players are treated well by the coaching staff, they will pay off with effective performances on the pitch.
“In football, players always want to play a lot and be the best on the pitch. As an assistant coach, coach, physiotherapist or doctor, what you need to do is create peace of mind for the players. The philosophy in football is not 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1, it’s about creating a psychological fulcrum for the players so that they can play their best,” Mauricio Pochettino shared in a number of podcasts. High Performance in 2020.
It is expected that on May 19, Pochettino will be in London to complete his contract with Chelsea. The contract between the coach born in 1972 and “The Blues” has a term of 3 years. Accompanying Pochettino were longtime assistant Jesus Perez, coach Miguel D’Agostino, goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez and his son, Sebastiano, a sports scientist.
Minh Duc | 06:41 May 18, 2023