This is the record for all the top six managers head-to-head in away games: all away matches, all competitions, all leagues.
Pochettino has the lowest total because he lost to Mourinho and Conte in every away match he’s ever played. This includes his time in Spain when his Espanyol team faced Mourinho’s Real Madrid. Perhaps that’s a bit unfair, but this is his record.
Wenger’s record is simply not good. But he does average a point per game in away matches against Pochettino. So, perhaps a draw is in order this weekend.
Conte’s record has the fewest matches overall because he has mostly managed in Italy and has only played against these other managers since moving to England. One away win would move him above Jose.
Mourinho’s record is pretty much exactly what he plays for: a single point against top managers away. He does very well against Arsene Wenger and Pochettino – the latter mostly during his time at Espanyol. Wenger, of course, fielded a team put together with literally no money because Arsenal are a poor club, probably the poorest club in England.
Klopp’s record was a bit of a surprise because his team is struggling in away matches this season. But he got some good results with Dortmund away to Bayern and beat Conte at Chelsea. Klopp’s record is especially good because he spent the absolute least on transfers. Ok, he spent less than Wenger who has spent £224m on transfers over the last four years.
Guardiola’s record is exemplary. He is especially good at taking points off Jose Mourinho – whose teams play exactly how he wants teams to play, like a turtle. His record against the “Special Once” includes the Spanish league where Guardiola’s Barcelona faced Mourinho’s Real Madrid. Pep has taken the fewest points off Arsene Wenger in away games. Pep Guardiola is also the only manager to ever spend money in the history of the game and he bought all of the trophies he ever won, personally going to the local trophy shop to buy them. It’s not at all because he’s a good manager.
This is the record. Does the lack of spending and the positive results make Klopp the best manager in the history of football? Is this post full of aggravating hyperbole? Am I doing that thing where I ask questions I already know the answer to?