Jose Mourinho has made a worse start at Spurs than Tim Sherwood

Tim Sherwood
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The pressure on Jose Mourinho seems to be mounting with each passing week as Spurs struggle to turn around their fortunes.

While the Portuguese coach managed to help reverse the slide under Mauricio Pochettino when he first arrived back in November, his honeymoon period has now well and truly ended.

He has come under some stinging criticism for adopting a negative tactical approach in recent weeks (ESPN FC).

Statistics have now been compared to analyse the start the Portuguese coach has made to life in North London to Tim Sherwood‘s and it turns out that Sherwood has a better record than the ‘special one’.

Things ended disastrously for Sherwood after just over half a season in charge of the club but the 51-year-old enjoyed a much better start to life in charge of Spurs than Mourinho has.

In in his first seventeen games in charge of the club, Sherwood’s Tottenham team registered more points, more goals and kept more clean sheets than Mourinho’s side have managed in the past few months.

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This stat is just to point out how poor our form has been in the last couple of months rather than to suggest Mourinho has done as bad as Sherwood has. It is important to remember how poorly we were doing when Jose arrived and the injuries he has had to deal with. It would be unfair to judge him until he’s had a pre-season to work with the squad and get his ideas across.

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