Sports Intelligence looks at the performance of both managers in their first season.
- Pep won six titles in his first season while Enrique won five titles in his first season;
- Pep’s worst defeat in his first season was 2-0 against Numancia in his debut, while Enrique’s worst defeat in his first season was against Atletico Bilbao 4-0 in the Spanish Super Cup;
- Barcelona possession of the ball under Pep in his first season was an average of 85% while possession of the ball under Enrique was 80%.
- Ball possession under Pep was basically to deny the opponent ball and score at at a very convenient time, while under Enrique it was basically goal-oriented.