When Mauricio Pochettino took over as Tottenham supervisor in 2014, the membership had managed solely two top-four finishes in 22 Premier League seasons.
Beneath the Argentine they achieved that feat in 4 of his 5 seasons in cost and reached a Champions League closing, the primary within the membership’s historical past.
But for all his success in that point – his tally of 382 Premier League factors ranks behind solely Manchester Metropolis (446), Liverpool (404) and Chelsea (398) – he has paid the value for a poor begin to this season and been sacked with Spurs 14th within the Premier League.
He’ll go down as one of many nice Tottenham managers, however have his current struggles tarnished his legacy? We check out the numbers behind his five-year reign.
A Tottenham nice
Guiding Tottenham to June’s Champions League closing assured the Argentine of his place in Tottenham historical past, changing into solely the third man to guide the membership out in any main European closing.
However it’s his constant file over the course of his 5 years in cost which implies he bears comparability with their best managers.
He has taken cost of 293 video games in all competitions, making him fourth within the membership’s all-time listing. Solely Invoice Nicholson (832), Peter McWilliam (505), and Keith Burkinshaw (431) have been in cost for longer. And solely the legendary Nicholson (55) has led them in additional European video games than Pochettino (53).
Struggles in opposition to the opposite huge golf equipment
Whereas his standing as a Tottenham nice is assured, his rank amongst Premier League managers is extra debatable.
For all of the enhancements he has overseen at Tottenham, together with the event of younger gamers like Harry Kane and Dele Alli, there is no such thing as a escaping the actual fact he didn’t win a trophy throughout his time on the membership.
The truth is, he’s but to win any trophy as a supervisor.
And but the statistics present that Pochettino reached 100 Premier League wins as Spurs supervisor in simply 169 video games – solely Jose Mourinho with Chelsea (142) and Sir Alex Ferguson with Manchester United (162) acquired to that landmark for a single staff in fewer video games.
In all competitions, he has received 4 of 13 matches in opposition to the Gunners (received 4, drew six, misplaced three), with solely a kind of victories coming away from dwelling – a 2-0 win within the League Cup quarter-final final season.
The way it all unravelled
When Pochettino advised earlier than the Champions League closing that profitable that trophy would possibly immediate him to depart the membership, it precipitated some consternation.
And but he would possibly want he had left no matter the results of that match, given how this season has unfolded.
It isn’t a lot of a stretch to recommend that their type throughout this calendar yr has been that of relegation battlers. The truth is, no Premier League facet has misplaced extra matches in all competitions than Pochettino’s facet (18).
Spurs final misplaced extra video games in a calendar yr in 2008, after they suffered 19 defeats throughout spells underneath Juande Ramos and Harry Redknapp.
Chairman Daniel Levy stated outcomes had been “extraordinarily disappointing”. The supervisor paid the value.