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When Mauricio Pochettino took over as Tottenham supervisor in 2014, the membership had managed solely two top-four finishes in 22 Premier League seasons.

Below the Argentine they achieved that feat in 4 of his 5 seasons in cost and reached a Champions League ultimate, 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 ultimate assured the Argentine of his place in Tottenham historical past, turning into solely the third man to guide the membership out in any main European ultimate.

However it’s his constant document over the course of his 5 years in cost which implies he bears comparability with their most interesting managers.

He has taken cost of 293 video games in all competitions, making him fourth within the membership’s all-time record. 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).

Supervisor Video games Wins Losses Win share
Tim Sherwood 22 13 6 59.1%
Mauricio Pochettino 202 113 46 55.9%
Andre Villas-Boas 54 29 13 53.7%
Harry Redknapp 144 71 36 49.3%
Martin Jol 113 47 36 41.6%

Struggles in opposition to the opposite massive 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 very fact he didn’t win a trophy throughout his time on the membership.

In truth, 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) bought to that landmark for a single group in fewer video games.

In all competitions, he has gained 4 of 13 matches in opposition to the Gunners (gained 4, drew six, misplaced three), with solely a type 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 recommended earlier than the Champions League ultimate that successful that trophy would possibly immediate him to go away 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 kind throughout this calendar 12 months has been that of relegation battlers. In truth, 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 12 months in 2008, once they suffered 19 defeats throughout spells underneath Juande Ramos and Harry Redknapp.

Chairman Daniel Levy mentioned outcomes had been “extraordinarily disappointing”. The supervisor paid the value.



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