Tottenham Hotspur boss Ange Postecoglou usurps ex-Man Utd & Arsenal men to impressive Premier League feat

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Ange Postecoglou broke a Premier League record after his team collected another win over Fulham on Monday.
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Tottenham Hotspur boss Ange Postecoglou set a new record for the highest points total for a manager’s first nine games in the Premier League after their 2-0 win over Fulham on Monday evening.

This puts Postecoglou above legendary Premier League head coaches such as Pep Guardiola, Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson - none of them had such a fast start to their time in England’s top division.

The previous record was held jointly by Guus Hiddink and Mike Walker, who picked up 22 points in their first nine Premier League games for Chelsea and Norwich City, respectively. Postecoglou, however, broke this record by collecting 23 points.

Behind them were Carlo Ancelotti, Frank Clark, Unai Emery, John Gregory, Maurizio Sarri and Thomas Tuchel, who all picked up 21 points in their first nine Premier League games.

Ange Postecoglou’s first nine Premier League games

The former Celtic manager has had an excellent start to life in the Premier League - this goes without saying. He has won seven, drawn two and lost none thus far.

They have faced some daunting challenges along the way, too. They’ve squared off against teams such as Liverpool, Manchester United and their bitter rivals Arsenal - and have escaped each game without falling to defeat.

On top of this, Spurs have also been very entertaining to watch under the guidance of the Greek-Australian. They have scored 20 goals in their first nine Premier League fixtures - only Aston Villa, Brighton and Newcastle United have found the back of the net on a higher number of occasions so far.

Granted, some of these games have been with fine margins - especially their victory over Liverpool, where Luis Diaz had a goal incorrectly ruled out for offside. Nevertheless, Spurs have managed to grind out decent results in every game they have played in thus far.