Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

MY SPECIAL CONNECTION; Santon Reveals Debt to Mourinho - but He'll Be Aiming to Send Him Home Blue EXCLUSIVE Santon's Special Link to Mourinho

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

MY SPECIAL CONNECTION; Santon Reveals Debt to Mourinho - but He'll Be Aiming to Send Him Home Blue EXCLUSIVE Santon's Special Link to Mourinho

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Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com

DAVIDE SANTON admits he will always be in the debt of Jose Mourinho - but today warned the Special One he will be trying to sicken him at St James' Park.

It was Mourinho who gave Santon his chance during his time at Inter Milan when he branded the Italian "a phenomenon" after handing him his debut as a youngster.

Toon boss Alan Pardew signed Santon on advice from Mourinho two years ago and the Special One will go head to head with the Nervous One with the Magpies in dire need of victory. Speaking on the clash with his old boss, Santon told the Chronicle: "It is good for the Premier League that he is back. "I always said he was an amazing manager. "He gave me the chance to play and I always have to say thank you to him. "However, I will be trying to play against him and beat him now. "It will be amazing to do that." Santon was part of the Toon team victorious against Chelsea in the corresponding fixture last term when Moussa Sissoko's home debut resulted in a wonderful brace and a 3-2 win. …

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