MAURICIO POCHETTINO is a Tottenham manager no more.
Despite the ongoing criticism of a lack of silverware from Tottenham and rival fans, Pochettino was a hugely popular figure in the club, helping to blood young talent like Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Dele Alli – all while being handed a limited budget.
So what was his record as Spurs boss?
What was Pochettino’s Tottenham record?
In five years as Tottenham boss, Pochettino failed to add any significant trophies to the Spurs cabinet with only pre-season tournament Audi Cup being lifted by Kane and co.
Yet, the North Londoners were regulars in the top four, finishing just behind Chelsea in fourth last season – in a campaign where much focus went on the Champions League, only losing to Liverpool in the final.
Pochettino was just seven games off the 300-match mark at Tottenham, winning 159 of them.
That is a win percentage of 54.3 – by comparison Manchester United’s own pressured manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has just a 51 percent victory success rate.
The loss category featured 72 games, working out just over 13 defeats a season – which would at least include three losses in the cup competition each year.
Pochettino’s biggest win at Tottenham came in a 7-0 thrashing against Tranmere in January 2019, while October’s 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich will be a huge stain on his record.
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Who will replace Pochettino?
As ever, a new manger will need to be found sooner rather than later.
And the hot favourite is none than the ‘Special One’ – ex-Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
Yet, the odds thereafter range from interesting to ‘out there’.
Current Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is joint-second with Julian Nagelsmann, who is doing spectacular things with RB Leipzig despite being just 32 years old.
Free agent Rafael Benitez comes in next at 6/1 on Ladbrokes, having been released by Newcastle at the end of last season.
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