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Data suggest José Mourinho is as likely to flop at Spurs as to succeed
Those fans who still worship Mr Mourinho will find it hard to believe that such a reliable champion adds barely a point per year, and a fifth as much as his new skipper. But Tottenham’s spending on the Humble One suggests that the club expect a similar return. After factoring in the severance pay for Mr Pochettino, the annual bill for employing Mr Mourinho is about £19m. According to 21st Club, a sports consultancy which has translated playing ability into wins and losses, adding one point’s worth of talent on the pitch costs an elite team about £17m per year in transfer fees and wages.