Jose Mourinho recorded the LOWEST Premier League win percentage of any Tottenham manager since Juande Ramos as his short-lived reign comes to a sour end… but he actually picked up more points than Chelsea, Leicester and Arsenal
- Tottenham sacked Jose Mourinho just six days prior to the Carabao Cup final
- Spurs are currently five points off the Premier League top-four in seventh place
- Mourinho is expected to receive a compensation package of up to £20million
- Ryan Mason and Chris Powell are set to take the reins for the rest of the season.
An under-pressure Jose Mourinho insisted in February that he would go down in Tottenham history ‘for good reasons’ rather than bad, but after being sacked on Monday morning, he departs as the manager with the worst Premier League win percentage for the north London club since Juande Ramos.
Mourinho, who is set to receive a £20million compensation package following his dismissal, replaced fan-favourite Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019, with the club desperate to bring an end to their ever-increasing stretch without a trophy.
After a dismal opening campaign, in which Tottenham were decimated by injuries, Mourinho’s side offered little to no improvement this season – despite showing early promise as they sat top of the table after 12 games in December.
Tottenham are now in seventh place in the Premier League, five points off West Ham in fourth, with Mourinho shown the door just six days prior to their Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.
They now begin their search for a new manager, with coaches Ryan Mason and Chris Powell set to take the reins for the rest of the season, but Mourinho’s spell at the club is officially part of history, and the stats don’t make for pretty reading.
Jose Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham on Monday after just 17 months in charge of the club
Throughout his 17-month spell with Tottenham, Mourinho took charge of 86 matches in all competitions, most recently drawing 2-2 with Everton in the Premier League, once again failing to narrow the gap to the top-four.
The veteran coach won 44 of those 86 matches, while drawing 19 times and losing on 23 occasions, giving him an overall win percentage of just 51.2.
Of the clubs that Mourinho has managed for more than 20 games, which exclude just Benfica and Leiria early in his career – where he accumulated just 31 matches between them – it’s the worst win percentage he has ever recorded.
With Tottenham, Mourinho also conceded more than a goal-per-game for the first time in his lengthy career at 1.2. However, his side also scored the third most goals-per-game in his managerial career with 1.93, with his spell at Real Madrid proving the most fruitful at 2.67.
Where Mourinho’s latest figures compare poorly to his own records at previous clubs, they also contrast unfavorably to the preceding managers at Tottenham.
In fact, as stated above, the Portuguese has the worst Premier League win percentage of any manager since Juande Ramos.
Tim Sherwood (right) has the highest win percentage in Tottenham’s Premier League history, while Juande Ramos has the second worst, behind only Jacques Santini
NEXT MANAGER ODDS
Julian Nagelsmann 7/2
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Tim Sherwood 100/1
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Perhaps remarkably, given his reputation among the Tottenham faithful, it’s Tim Sherwood who holds the record for the best-ever Premier League win percentage as Tottenham manager.
Sherwood was in charge for just 22 games between December 2013 and May 2014, where he won 13 matches, picking up 1.91 points-per-game with a win percentage of 59.1.
He was swiftly replaced by Mauricio Pochettino, who transformed Tottenham into a regular Champions League outfit, even taking them to the final in 2019. The Argentinian, who has managed more Premier League games than anyone else in Tottenham’s history, won 55.9 per cent of his matches, claiming 1.89 points per game.
Both Andre Villas-Boas and Harry Redknapp achieved higher win percentages and won more points-per-game than Mourinho, while you have look back to 2008 and to Ramos to find a manager who has performed worse.
Indeed, Mourinho clearly doesn’t compare well to Tottenham’s recent managers, but he actually amassed the fourth-most Premier League points since his arrival, which may come as a surprise to some.
The north London club claimed 95 points in the 58 games Mourinho was in charge, a total bettered only by Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United.
That means Mourinho’s Tottenham actually won more points than Chelsea, Leicester, Arsenal, Wolves, Everton and West Ham.
What comes next for Tottenham is largely unclear, however. The announcement of Mourinho’s departure came just hours after it was confirmed the north London club will join the European Super League, which has left football in somewhat of a civil war.
There is also no clear candidate as to who will take over from Mourinho, though RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann is the current favourite among the bookies.
Meanwhile, Tottenham have a crucial seven games remaining this season, with the Carabao Cup and a top-four spot still up for grabs.
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