Premier League

Redknapp Barely 2% Better Than Pleat!

With wins in the last week over Arsenal and Chelsea, Tottenham are flying and in pole position for that final Champions League spot. With Spurs’ recent form Harry Redknapp has become the third most successful manager in Tottenham’s history.

Here are the top 5 most successful managers who have graced White Hart Lane, ranked in order of winning percentage.

1) Frank Brettell

(1898-1899, 58.7%)

Brettell was a full back with his local club St Domingo (later Everton) and became Tottenham’s first ever manager back in 1898. Brettell wasn’t in charge of Spurs for long, but managed to win 37 games out of a possible 63 as manager.

2) Arthur Turner

(1942-1946, 55%)

Turner was manager during the Second World War and although the Football League was cancelled during this time, cup competitions and friendlies still took place (obviously not in Europe). Turner’s record at Spurs was impressive: in 49 games, he won 27 of them, drawing 11 and losing 11 games.

3) Harry Redknapp

(2008-present, 52.2%)

Guided Spurs from bottom of the table in 2008 with two points from 8 games to finish in eighth place. This season, he has led Tottenham to fourth place in the Premiership and on the cusp of Champions League football next season.

4) John Cameron

(1899-1907, 51.9%)

Signed by Frank Brettell in 1989, Cameron became the player-manager of Tottenham when Brettell resigned. Cameron led Spurs to a Southern League title in 1900 and FA Cup glory in 1901. Won 296 games for Tottenham out of 570 in charge before leaving in 1907.

5) David Pleat

(1986-1987, 50.4%)

Pleat has had four spells in charge of Spurs, three of which were as caretaker boss. Pleat was first in charge of Tottenham in 1986, where he reached third place in the league, the FA Cup final and his side played some great attacking football along the way. His record of all four spells are 60 wins in 119 games.

The Next Few: Bill Nicholson (1958-1974, 49%), Arthur Rowe (1949-1955, 47.7%)

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