Mauricio Pochettino raring to reignite his battle with Pep Guardiola on English soil... seven years after he held Barcelona to a draw in his first match
For a man normally so reluctant to discuss the past, Mauricio Pochettino could not help smiling on Friday when the subject of his history with Pep Guardiola came up. Not many managers, if indeed any, have proved the Catalan's equal after just two training sessions of their first job.
That was the brilliant background of Pochettino's first game in charge of Espanyol, back in January 2009 when he was merely a 36-year-old ex-player called in to rescue a former club deep in La Liga's relegation zone.
He revealed on Friday he had been doing his coaching badges with the club's women's side before... read more
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