Jose Mourinho’s journey with Tottenham Hotspur: What the numbers say | Football News – Times of India

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Jose Mourinho will perhaps always make the list of great football managers. However, the self-proclaimed “Special One” didn’t manage to create any magic as such with Tottenham Hotspur FC and after 17 months the club has decided to part ways with the Portuguese manager and his support staff.
Without a major trophy since their 2008 League Cup triumph, Tottenham hired Jose Mourinho in November 2019, a manager with immense pedigree and a history of winning major trophies.

However, just 17 months down the line, with Tottenham sitting seventh in the Premier League and a League Cup final on the horizon, the Lilywhites have parted company with Mourinho.

Here’s a quick look at some of the most telling numbers for Mourinho during his 17 month tenure as Tottenham manager:
* During his time with the club, Jose Mourinho won just 51% of his games in charge in all competitions (44/86). Only with Leiria (45%) has he posted a lower win ratio with a single club during his managerial career.
*Tottenham have lost 13 games in all competitions this season. The highest number of defeats Jose Mourinho has suffered in a single campaign in all competitions during his managerial career.

* During Mourinho’s tenure with Tottenham (since Nov 23, 2019), only Man City (130), Liverpool (117) and Man Utd (116) picked up more Premier League points than the Lilywhites (95).

* However, Tottenham’s 10 league defeats this campaign is the most a Mourinho side has ever suffered in a single league season, while only in 2015-16 with Chelsea (0.9) and 2018-19 with Man Utd (1.5) has a Mourinho side averaged fewer points per game in a league season than Spurs in 2020-21 (1.6).
* A common theme throughout Mourinho’s tenure was Tottenham’s inability to defend a lead. Indeed, only Brighton (31) and Southampton (30) dropped more points from winning positions in the Premier League during the period Mourinho was in charge at Tottenham (27).
* This has been particularly evident this season, with no side losing more points from winning positions in the Premier League than Spurs (20), with 11 of those 20 points dropped coming from goals conceded in the final 10 minutes of matches.
* Mourinho leaves Spurs with a record of 27 wins, 14 draws and 17 defeats from 58 Premier League games. Of all managers to take charge of 10+ matches for Tottenham in the competition, only Tim Sherwood (1.91), Mauricio Pochettino (1.89), André Villas-Boas (1.83) and Harry Redknapp (1.74) have averaged more points per game than Mourinho (1.64).

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