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Spurs manager Jose Mourinho and his woeful record at Newcastle United – in pictures

The Portuguese manager, whose Tottenham side take on the Magpies on Wednesday, has yet to win in seven Premier League games in charge at St James' Park

In a glittering managerial career, Jose Mourinho has won just about everything there is to win.

He has been victorious in the Champions League and the Europa League on two occasions each, he has lifted domestic league and cup trophies in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain.

And yet there is one familiar ground in the north east of England where he has yet to enjoy a single league victory.

On Wednesday, Mourinho takes his Tottenham Hotspur side to face Newcastle United hoping to make it a case of eighth-time lucky.

In seven attempts at St James' Park, Mourinho has managed to secure just three points out of a possible 21 on offer.

Even in campaigns where Newcastle have been relegated from the top-flight or Mourinho has gone on to secure the league title, the Portuguese has never managed to savour victory at the venue.

Granted, there have been two victories in the League Cup, but the strange Premier League anomaly – that started with a 1-1 draw in his first season in charge at Chelsea in 2005 and continued through to the 1-0 defeat as Manchester United manager in his last game there in 2018 – persists to this day.

Ahead of that last defeat, Mourinho – who was mentored by the late Geordie manager Bobby Robson at Barcelona – spoke about his visits to Tyneside. "I think it's difficult, honestly, I've always felt [they are] beautiful matches but difficult matches," he said.

"I like to go there, I like the feeling of going to Mr Robson's home ... I like the stadium, I think the stadium is really nice. I like the atmosphere. They are a good, enthusiastic crowd. I like the Geordies, I like to go there."

And Mourinho made reference to his record at Newcastle after Spurs' North London derby victory over Spurs on Sunday.

He said: "I believe that the next two days are going to be two happy days in the camp, but then we go to Newcastle, and Newcastle is a good team, a difficult team, and it’s the only stadium in England where I never won."

For a match-by-match guide to Mourinho's woes on Tyneside, look through the photo gallery above and click on the arrows or swipe to look at the next image.

Updated: July 15, 2020 06:44 PM

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