Tottenham Hotspur announced the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino from Southampton on Tuesday.
The 42-year old Argentinian has a season and a half experience in the Premier League behind him – more than both André Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood had when they took charge of White Hart Lane previously.
Pochettino guided Southampton to their highest-ever Premier League finish of eighth last season which included victories at Anfield and Selhurst Park and home wins against Everton and Newcastle.
It must be said that his record against top half sides isn’t great, although the team he was in charge of at the time were not expected to be finishing in the top half given he took charge of a team that were battling relegation in their first season back in the Premier League when he took over from Nigel Adkins in January 2013.
His Premier League results from his 54 games since taking over at Southampton are as follows:
There was a notable impressive defensive record at the start of the 2013-14 season which included a 1-0 win at Liverpool.
His head-to-head record versus the Premier League sides he has faced is as follows:
He has lost all 3 Premier League matches versus his new employers with Queens Park Rangers the only other side he has lost 100% of his matches against (1 out of 1).
Mauricio Pochettino had an impressive record as Southampton manager in three matches versus both Liverpool and Manchester City.
His record versus top half opponents isn’t so great though:
Two wins in three matches versus the runners-up (1 versus Manchester City and 1 versus Liverpool) reads well, and has won 6 of his 27 matches against top half finishing opponents, taking 37% of his total points against the top 10.