Jose Mourinho’s managerial record at Tottenham Hotspur may not be as good as supporters believe it to be after 12 matches in charge. Has the former Champions League winner lost his touch?
Jose Mourinho assumed the Tottenham Hotspur manager’s position following the club’s sacking of Mauricio Pochettino. After leading Spurs to the Champions League Final last season, Pochettino had little time and room for error this season.
Tottenham Hotspur have struggled in defence this season and little has changed since Mourinho took over in north London. The defence is still shipping goals in all competitions, which is very un-Mourinho like.
The manager led Tottenham Hotspur up against EFL Championship side Middlesbrough on Sunday at the Riverside Stadium. Spurs were forced to come from behind in the second half to earn a 1-1 draw thanks to a Lucas Moura equaliser.
Tottenham Hotspur have now played 12 matches under Mourinho in all competitions. Mourinho still has a lot of work to do to turn Tottenham Hotspur into a silverware-winning team.
Jose Mourinho’s record at Tottenham Hotspur
Mourinho took over for Pochettino on 20 November. Pochettino was sacked after back to back league draws versus Everton and Sheffield United. Spurs were in 14th place when Pochettino was sacked with 14 points from 36 possible.
Mourinho made an instant impact at Tottenham Hotspur winning his first three matches in all competitions. The club had no issue scoring in those match, but conceded goals. Spurs defeated West Ham, Olympiacos, and Bournemouth by a combined score of 10-6.
The manager suffered his first defeat at Tottenham Hotspur in his third match in charge when Manchester United won 2-1 at Old Trafford. Since then, Spurs have lost three more times in all competitions. Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur have won three matches.
Tottenham Hotspur have played 12 matches under Mourinho posting a 6W-2D-4L record. In the Premier League, Spurs average 1.8 points per match under Mourinho.
Pochettino coached 17 matches prior to his sacking at Tottenham Hotspur. He registered a 5W-6D-6L record this term. The short-term impact Mourinho made has helped Spurs, but will he be able to find success at a club that does not traditionally spend outside of its means?
Time will tell with Mourinho as Spurs fight on three fronts in the second half of the football season.