‘He’s magic, you know’, or so the Tottenham fans sang with real gusto, for the vast majority of Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure in north London.
He’ll forever be the man who took Tottenham to a Champions League final, made them regulars in Europe’s premium competition, regular top four finishers.
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Her ended Tottenham’s 30-year hoodoo at Stamford Bridge and took great strides in ending the club’s derogatory ‘Spursy’ reputation.
But it wasn’t all sunshine and roses during his tenure, the run to the Champions League final masked a dreadful league record.
Tottenham performed poorly in the Champions League final
Spurs were well beaten by Chelsea in the 2015 League Cup final
Spurs won just six out of 24 league matches between February 2019 and November that year, when he lost his his job. And his record in cup finals with Spurs reads: played two, lost two. Hardly the ‘Glory, Glory’ heroics fans dreamt of.
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