Ahead of London Derby, Arteta Praises Pochettino’s Influence on His Career

Mikel Arteta Describes Mauricio Pochettino as a Very Influential Person in His Career

Pochettino Took Arteta Under His Wing at Paris Saint-Germain

Arteta Says Pochettino Has Been a Role Model for Him as a Player and Manager

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has described Chelsea’s current coach, Mauricio Pochettino, as a very influential person in his career.

Arteta was a free agent at Paris Saint-Germain during the 2001-2002 season, the same period Pochettino was one of the biggest players at the club.

Pochettino is ten years older than Arteta and ventured into coaching years before the Spaniard did.

Arteta became the coach of Arsenal in 2019, his first head coach job after serving under Pep Guardiola as an assistant coach for about three years.

Pochettino started his managerial career at Espanyol in 2009 before coaching Southampton and then Tottenham Hotspur to the 2019 UEFA Champions League final, which they lost 2-0 to Liverpool.

After leaving Tottenham Hotspur in November 2019, Pochettino went on to win the French Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain before taking on the managerial role at Chelsea in 2023.

Arteta and Pochettino will meet at Stamford Bridge in a London derby at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 21.

Ahead of the meeting, Arteta said: “He [Pochettino] has been one of the most influential people in my career as a player.

He took me under his wing and he looked after me like a little child.

A little brother.

He was a big part of the success I had in Paris.

“He has been a role model for me since that day, not only as a player but as a manager as well.

He had a big say on that and I will always be grateful for what he has done for me.”

Mikel Arteta, the current manager of Arsenal, has said that Chelsea’s current manager, Mauricio Pochettino, was one of the most influential people in his career.

Arteta was a player at Paris Saint-Germain in the 2001-2002 season, when Pochettino was one of the biggest players at the club.

Pochettino is ten years older than Arteta and started coaching years before Arteta did.

Arteta became the manager of Arsenal in 2019, his first head coach job.

Pochettino started his managerial career at Espanyol in 2009 before coaching Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur.

He led Tottenham Hotspur to the 2019 UEFA Champions League final, which they lost to Liverpool.

After leaving Tottenham Hotspur in November 2019, Pochettino went on to win the French Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain before taking on the managerial role at Chelsea in 2023.

Arteta and Pochettino will meet at Stamford Bridge in a London derby on Saturday, October 21.

Ahead of the match, Arteta said that Pochettino took him under his wing and looked after him like a little brother when he was a player at Paris Saint-Germain.

He said that Pochettino has been a role model for him as a player and manager, and that he is grateful for everything that Pochettino has done for him.

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