Ian Cathro departs Hearts with second worst win percentage in club history

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport

IAN CATHRO departs Hearts with the second-lowest win percentage of any permanent manager in the club’s history following a miserable eight-month reign.

The 31-year-old claimed just eight triumphs from his 30 matches in charge of the Jambos, one of which required extra-time in the Scotish Cup against Raith Rovers.

It gives Cathro a meagre 27 per cent ratio of victories during his fleeting time in the Tynecastle hot-seat.

Only John McGlynn, who was hamstrung by cost-cutting during a slide towards financial meltdown, has an inferior record, with his eight triumphs coming in 34 matches, for a win percentage of 24.

The likes of Gary Locke and Bobby Moncur, both relegated to the second tier during their time in charge, boasts superior statistics to Cathro.

Cathro’s record is in stark contrast to that of his successor, Robbie Neilson, whose impressive win percentage of 58 per cent is second only to George Burley’s 75 per cent.

John McGlynn (June 2012 – Feb 2013): Eight wins in 34 matches, 24%
IAN CATHRO (December 2016 – August 2017): Eight wins in 30 matches, 27%
Bobby Moncur (February 1980 – June 1981): 17 wins in 60 matches, 28%
Gary Locke (March 2013 – May 2014): 15 wins in 54 matches, 28%
Sandy Clark (May 1993 – June 1994): 15 wins in 54 matches, 28%

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