Ange Postecoglou hits unique milestone that even Pep Guardiola failed to achieve, after Tottenham’s Son Heung-min powered win

Last night, 58-year-old Ange Postecoglou led Tottenham to a 2-0 victory over Fulham, extending his remarkable start to the season. His record includes victories over Manchester United, Bournemouth, Burnley, Sheffield United, Liverpool, and Luton. Since he took over at Tottenham Hotspur, they have been forced to draw only twice, against Brentford and Arsenal.

Ange Postecoglou’s extraordinary start has left fans and pundits alike in awe. Notably, his remarkable run boasts a Premier League record that propels him ahead of esteemed tacticians such as Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola and the legendary Jose Mourinho during their respective tenures in the premier league.

Ange claims record point haul

Ange Postecoglou has accumulated more points from nine Premier League games than renowned managers like Pep Guardiola. However, some lesser-known names have also achieved this feat. The Tottenham manager has secured 23 points from his first nine Premier League games, surpassing all other managers in this regard.

Tottenham has had an incredible start to the season. They have been unbeaten in all their Premier League games this season, and their unbeaten start to the season continued with goals from Son Heung-min and James Maddison; this victory provided Postecoglou with a record 23 points from his first nine Premier League matches – featuring seven wins, two draws, and no defeats. However, despite this success, the Australian manager expressed some level of dissatisfaction.

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“It’s a good win, but there’s plenty to learn,” said Ange Postecoglou.

He continued in his post-match remark, saying, “First half, we were good; we had to be patient. Fulham were well organized. We had to bide our time a bit. We probably could have had one or two more goals with the chances we created.”

“Second half, we were really wasteful with the ball. We were really poor—as poor as we’ve been all year, to be honest. We’ll take the win, it’s another good win for us, but there’s plenty to learn.”

Pep Guardiola’s record in first nine Manchester City games

Certainly, Manchester City has established itself as one of the Premier League’s top teams since Pep Guardiola took charge at the Etihad Stadium, securing five out of seven league titles.

The 52-year-old Catalan genius took charge of Manchester City in 2016. He oversaw the 2016/17 season before finally lifting his first title in 2017–18. Since then, City has only missed out on the top spot in one campaign.

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City’s club success in the 2022/23 season marked their third triumph in three seasons, and there’s the possibility of making history by becoming the first club in English football to win four consecutive top-flight league titles in the 2023–24 season.

In the 2016/17 season, when Pep Guardiola took over, he accumulated 20 points in the Premier League, which is significantly fewer than Ange Postecoglou’s impressive 23 points in his first nine games this season. Guardiola’s first season at Manchester City was characterized by a lower point total and goal difference compared to Postecoglou’s early success with Tottenham.


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