Spurs: 10 Incredible Stats You Won't Believe From The AVB Era
10. Nobody Does It Half As Good As You
Winning 44 of his 80 games in charge at Hotspur gives AVB a formidable success rate of 55%. There are precious few club coaches that can boast a better record than that. To put it into some perspective, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger despite prolonged success only betters that figure by 2% and former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson by less than 5%. When you have won more than half the matches played, getting your cards always appears harsh. That winning percentage makes Villas-Boas statistically the club's best postwar coach. Just one match for every five (or 16) of his 80 at the helm resulted in defeat and the remaining quarter (20) were drawn. That is a remarkable record when you consider AVB is the fifth shortest-serving permanent manager of Tottenham's last ten! Only Osie Ardiles, Juande Ramos, Christian Gross and Jacques Santini have had less time to prove themselves in the White Hart Lane dugout in the last 20 years. It's very bold indeed of Levy, then, to have sacked Villas-Boas the club's top man in terms of results in modern times. Click next below to reveal more incredible stats on AVB...
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