Say what you want about Jose Mourinho, however the man is aware of methods to get a end result towards virtually anybody.
Properly, we are saying ‘virtually’ as a result of the Tottenham boss simply can’t appear to beat Newcastle at St James’ Park.
Each membership has their bogey staff. For Arsenal, it’s anybody managed by Mourinho, and for Mourinho, it’s Newcastle.
Tyneside has been a reasonably sad looking floor for Mourinho down the years, and Spurs can’t afford for the curse to proceed tonight – reside on talkSPORT.
As issues stand, after Manchester City’s Champions League ban was lifted, solely fifth and sixth place are assured to safe Europa League soccer subsequent season.
If a staff inside the highest six lifts the FA Cup, then their Europa League spot will go to seventh, however there’s nonetheless an opportunity that Arsenal, who will virtually definitely end beneath sixth, may win it.
Both method, Tottenham are at the moment eighth, two factors off seventh-place Sheffield United and three away from sixth-place Wolves.
They can not afford something lower than victory towards Newcastle tonight – and to attain that, Mourinho should do one thing he’s by no means completed earlier than.
Staggeringly, the Portuguese has NEVER gained a Premier League match at St James’ Park, regardless of SEVEN makes an attempt at doing so.
In these seven matches, which embrace three attracts and 4 defeats, Mourinho’s groups have solely managed 4 targets, whereas conceding 9.
Mourinho’s document towards Newcastle within the Premier League
Targets for: 4
Targets towards: 9
It’s a loopy statistic given a few of the groups Mourinho has travelled to Tyneside with, particularly throughout his first spell with Chelsea.
The 57-year-old has tasted victory at St James’ Park within the League Cup, successful knockout matches towards the Magpies with Chelsea in 2005 and 2007.
Nonetheless, even together with his document in all competitions, meaning Mourinho hasn’t gained a match at St James’ Park in 13 years.
Can Tottenham break the curse tonight? Discover out reside on talkSPORT at 6pm.