Mauricio Taricco

Where is Mauricio Taricco now?

A no-nonsense defender who played for Ipswich Town and Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Taricco first hung up his football boots in 2004 after a very brief spell at West Ham United.

He then moved to Italy and had four seasons in their lower leagues before returning to England in 2009 to assist former Spurs team-mate Gus Poyet who had been appointed manager of Brighton and Hove Albion.

Due to a number of injuries at Brighton, Taricco had to temporarily come out of retirement and ended up playing 15 games for the side before finally retiring for good in 2011.

 
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In July 2013, he left his assistant manager’s post at Brighton and Hove Albion and teamed up with Poyet once again as his assistant manager at Sunderland.

Taricco left the club in March 2015 when Poyet was sacked by the club and joined him again six months later at Greek side AEK Athens.

The pair then moved onto Spanish side Real Betis but endured a tough time in Spain and Poyet was sacked in November 2016 after his side suffered a series of losses on the pitch leaving them just two points off of the relegation zone.

Tarrico was on the move once again in November 2016 when he joined up with Poyet for a fifth time at Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.

Unfortunately the pair’s Shanghai side struggled for consistency and they resigned from the club in September 2017 with the team in 12th place.

When Poyet made a return to European club management with Bordeaux in January 2018, Taricco joined him for a sixth time as his assistant but they only lasted nine months before getting sacked after criticising the board.

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Mauricio Taricco: Premier League Statistics

NationalityArgentinian
PositionDefender
Appearances130
Goals2
Yellow Cards29
Red Cards3
Premier League Teams Played forTottenham Hotspur

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com