It’s safe to say that Jose Mourinho has been on the receiving end of fair amount of stick since becoming Tottenham boss in late-November.
The Portuguese initially started well, recording five victories in Spurs’ first seven Premier League games – which saw the north London outfit climb from 14th in the table to 5th and move just three points adrift of Chelsea in the race for Champions League football.
However, three wins in Tottenham’s next 11 matches followed, which saw Mourinho’s men slip to 7th and virtually ended their hopes of playing in Europe’s elite competition next season.
But since Spurs were comprehensively beaten at Sheffield United a fortnight ago, they’ve hit some form and Thursday’s win at Newcastle – just Tottenham’s fourth Premier League away victory of the campaign – means Mourinho’s men have now collected 10 points from their last four, leaving a top-six finish and a place in Europe a genuine possibility once again.
The three points at St James’ Park, Mourinho’s first on the ground in his career, means that Spurs have notched up 41 points since his arrival – bettered only by Manchester City, who’ve taken 50 and runaway leaders Liverpool (56).
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