‘F**king hell, I think I’m going to die!’ What it’s like to train under Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino training methods
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Mauricio Pochettino has been announced as the new Chelsea manager, and one former player has told FourFourTwo what it's really like to train under the Argentine. 

At Stamford Bridge, Pochettino has been tasked with turning an expensively assembled squad packed full of talent into a cohesive unit capable of winning football matches and trophies. The job comes 10 years after his first spell in England, where he managed Southampton for a season.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.

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