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Mauricio Pochettino now has a higher win ratio at Tottenham than Tim Sherwood

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Not quite second to none, but still pretty good.

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Lost in the afterglow of Tottenham Hotspur’s 4-1 away win over Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday was this little factoid: with the win, Mauricio Pochettino has now become, officially, a more successful manager at Spurs than Tim Sherwood.

With the win over Watford, Pochettino now has a 69-35-33 record in all competitions as manager of Spurs, good for a 50.37% win ratio. That puts him sixth behind Frank Brettell (58.73%), Arthur Turner (55.1%), Andre Villas-Boas (55%), John Cameron (51.93%), and David Pleat (50.65%) in terms of most successful Spurs managers of all time. Before being sacked relieved of his duties as interim manager, Tim Sherwood finished his tenure as with a 14-4-10 record in all competitions, an even 50%, still pretty good though with a much smaller sample size.

In the Cartilage Free Captain writer’s room in Slack, we have a bot that responds every time Tim Sherwood’s name is mentioned in the chat. We have this belief that it’s actually sentient, as evident by the exchange below:

He sure does. Tactics Tim still sports a 13-3-6 record in the Premier League, the infamous 59% win ratio which Sherwood proudly trumpeted after his last match in charge of Spurs, a 3-0 win over Aston Villa in 2014. That’s still better than Pochettino’s current league ratio of 51.58%. Second to none!