Friday, January 18th, 2013
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: