Tottenham Hotspur manager ratings: How does Mauricio Pochettino compare to his predecessors?


How does Mauricio Pochettino compare to the last five full-time Tottenham Hotspur managers?

Mauricio Pochettino - 7.5/10

Mauricio Pochettino was appointed the Tottenham Hotspur manager in the summer of 2014, and he has done a pretty good job so far.

Spurs reached the final of the League Cup and the round of 32 of the Europa League, and they are very much in the running for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

Pochettino has also given chances to a number of promising academy graduates, including star striker Harry Kane.

Rating Pochettino’s work at Tottenham before the end of the season may be a bit premature - after all, the Argentine will eventually be judged on whether or not Spurs end up in the Champions League next season.

However, given the way Spurs have progressed as a team so far this campaign, he certainly deserves plaudits and a chance to build on this side next season.

Tim Sherwood - 6/10

Tim Sherwood was in charge of the Tottenham first team from December 2013 until May 2014.

The Englishman replaced the sacked Andre Villas-Boas and was expected to guide Spurs to a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Sherwood, currently in charge of Aston Villa, failed in that objective, as the North London outfit finished sixth in the league table.

Tottenham ended the 2013-14 campaign 10 points behind fourth-placed and North London rivals Arsenal.

Andre Villas-Boas - 7/10

Andre Villas-Boas was appointed the Spurs boss in July 2012 amid much hype and expectations.

The Portuguese was expected to follow in the footsteps of his compatriot and current Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, and for a while it looked possible.

Tottenham finished fifth in the Premier League in 2012-13, just a point behind Arsenal, who ended up in the fourth and final Champions League place.

Spurs also reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League that season, but Villas-Boas’s magic began to wear off in 2013-14.

In December 2013, the 37-year-old was sacked by Tottenham following the humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at White Hart Lane in the Premier League.

The North London outfit were seventh in the league table at the time, eight points behind leaders Arsenal.

Harry Redknapp - 8/10

Harry Redknapp was in charge of Tottenham from October 2008 to June 2012 and is one of the most successful managers of the team in recent years.

During his time at White Hart Lane, Spurs finished eighth, fourth, fifth and fourth, and featured in the Champions League - a marvellous achievement.

Tottenham also reached the final of the League Cup in 2009 and the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 2010-11.

Juande Ramos - 5.5/10

Juande Ramos was appointed the Tottenham boss in October 2007, and his work was cut out with the team struggling for form and for points.

Spurs were actually battling for survival in the Premier League when the Spaniard came into the picture, but by the end of the season, the North London outfit had lifted themselves up to eighth and had won the League Cup.

However, Ramos struggled to take Tottenham to the next level the following season and was sacked in October 2008, following a run of poor results which saw the team pick up just two points from eight Premier League games.

Martin Jol - 6.5/10

Martin Jol was in charge of Tottenham from November 2004 to October 2007, and guided the team to UEFA Cup qualification twice during his time.

Spurs finished fifth twice during the three years the Dutchman was at White Hart Lane, but failure to take them into the top four eventually cost him the job.

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