Pass completion – scourge of the British manager

Pass success percentage isn’t the best stat to measure a team’s performance – but it’s a great way to quickly understand a manager’s tactics, and how they change over time. I constructed a table for all Premier League seasons from 2009/10 to 2014/15 (120 different team finishes) – in order of pass success%.

The following table shows that the bottom 30 teams were all managed by British managers – small wonder why so many club owners look overseas for more progressive tactics.

Notable exceptions are Sir Alex Ferguson and Brendan Rodgers!


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