New Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino’s finest moment in English football so far

Friday morning brought shocking news to the Premier League. Saints boss Nigel Adkins, who led Southampton to successive promotions, was sacked.

Sitting 15th in the league, Southampton immediately appointed Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino. Almost unheard of in England, Pochettino’s name will ring bells with knowledgeable football fans.

For Pochettino is the man that brought down Michael Owen in 2002, allowing David Beckham to fire home from the penalty spot for a 1-0 win.

He’ll be hoping to be remembered by English football fans as more than ‘the guy who fouled Michael Owen’. He’ll start with a tough home game against Everton.

Watch footage of Pochettino’s clumsy tackle on Michael Owen here:

Best Bookies

Get Bonus
Bet £10, get £30
100% bonus on the 1st deposit, up to £200
Up to £25 free bet

Cristiano Ronaldo angry interview on Ramos going to Man United & working with Rafa Benitez

Legendary 101 content!!!