Date: 17th May 2022 at 12:24pm
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Newcastle United did Tottenham Hotspur a huge favour on Monday, by beating the Lilywhites’ top four rivals Arsenal at St. James’ Park. 

A week ago, Mikel Arteta’s side looked almost certain to secure a top four spot and a return to Champions League football but, after defeats to both Spurs and the Magpies, the Gunners will now be replying on already-relegated Norwich City beating Spurs to have any chance of doing so.

The result was also significant for Newcastle, though, as it showed just how far the Magpies have come under the management of Eddie Howe.

When the former Bournemouth man took over from Steve Bruce in November last year, he found the club in 19th place, five points adrift of safety.

Just six months later, the Englishman has guided the club to seven wins from their last eight home matches, with their only defeat being against Liverpool.

Newcastle now occupy 12th place in the table, and could still finish in the top half if results on the final day go their way.

Mourinho is being linked with a fifth spell in English football

Despite Howe’s success on Tyneside, it appears that those in charge of the club are considering replacing him.

As per Marca via The Express, Newcastle will try to tempt Jose Mourinho back to the Premier League this summer.

The Portuguese has spent several seasons in the English top flight, having had two spells at Chelsea and also spent time with both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

He is currently in charge of Italian side Roma, and he will look to secure his first silverware in charge of the club when they take on Feyenoord in the Europa Conference League final later this month.

According to the reports, the ex-Real Madrid boss could be on his way to Newcastle, though, as the English side look to move to the next level.

The Magpies spent heavily in January on the likes of Bruno Guimaraes and Chris Wood, but they will reportedly provide even more cash to allow for another spending spree this summer.

Those in charge at the club are worried that, despite his success so far, Howe may not be the right man to lead the club into what it hopes will be a period of huge success.

Mourinho, who was linked with the role when Bruce departed last year, is a proven winner and has enjoyed considerable success in England before.

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