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A look at how Pochettino’s Spurs have changed this season through statistics


This season it feels like Mauricio Pochettino has finally got his Tottenham side playing the way he wants them to. There’s been a definite progression from last year. But do Spurs’ underlying numbers support this assertion?
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Why Mauricio Pochettino is a good choice for Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino joins Spurs


This week, after what seemed like an age, Daniel Levy finally revealed Mauricio Pochettino as the new Spurs manager. This wasn’t a great surprise, the Argentine coach had been strong favourite to take the post for a week or two prior to the announcement. The news came a fortnight after Tim Sherwood’s sacking but in reality Spurs fans Continue reading

Mauricio Pochettino’s tactics through statistics

Pochettino and Bielsa

Pochettino with Bielsa

Mauricio Pochettino is the current favourite to be named the next Spurs manager. The Argentine coach has been heavily influenced by his compatriot Marcelo Bielsa – the legendary tactician behind Chile’s wonderful football at the last World Cup and Athletic Bilbao’s destruction of Manchester United in 2012. Pochettino’s time as a player and manager at Espanyol, the “other” team in Barcelona, has also had a part to play in developing his footballing philosophy.

So, what style do his teams play?

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