Argentinian Mauricio Taricco moved to English football in 1994 when he joined Ipswich Town from his local side Argentinos Juniors, where he had progressed through the youth ranks to make 21 league appearances.
The Buenos Aires-born defender quickly made an impression as a solid passer of the ball that played with natural attacking flair.
Mauricio won the Tractor Boys’ fans’ Player of the Year in the 1996-97 season and he would go on to make over 180 appearances before joining Tottenham Hotspur in 1998.
The 40-year-old spent five years at White Hart Lane making over 150 appearances before moving to West Ham United in 2004.
Taricco’s time with the Hammers was short-lived due to a hamstring injury and he would spend the next four years of his career in Italy with A.S. Villasimius.
Mauricio returned to England in 2009 as assistant manager to Gus Poyet at Brighton & Hove Albion.
During his time on the south coast, Taricco came out of retirement to feature on multiple occasions and he made 19 appearances for the Seagulls before hanging his boots up for good in 2011.
Former Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Charlie Oatway also joins Poyet’s coaching staff after being with the Uruguayan at the AMEX Stadium.
After spells with Cardiff City, Torquay United and Brentford, Hammersmith-born Oatway joined Brighton and made over 200 appearances in his eight years with the Seagulls between 1999 and 2007.
The 39-year-old had a spell with Havant & Waterlooville as both a player and assistant manager until he was appointed as first team coach at Brighton by Poyet.
Former Mansfield, Peterborough United, Bristol Rovers, Doncaster Rovers and Chesterfield goalkeeper Andy Beasley joins Sunderland as Poyet’s goalkeeping coach.
49-year-old Beasley held the same role under Dennis Wise at Leeds United and stayed at Elland Road with Gary McAllister and Simon Grayson until 2012.
51-year-old Italian Antonio Pintus comes to Wearside as Poyet’s fitness coach and he brings with him a wealth of experience.
Formerly of Juventus, Udinese, Monaco, Marseille and Palermo, Pintus also worked with Poyet as a player at Chelsea and was the fitness coach during Gianfranco Zola’s time in charge at West Ham United.