Ange Postecoglou has endured a dream start to his Tottenham reign and heads into his first north London derby with optimism as they travel to Arsenal on Sunday.
However, when it comes to Spurs managers preparing for their first outings against Arsenal the history books don't read favourably.
No Tottenham boss in the last 20 years has won against Arsenal on their first trip across the city, with the Gunners inflicting seven defeats and dropping points on just two occasions.
Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino have all tried and failed, so can Postecoglou finally set the record straight?
Mail Sport looks back through the ages as Spurs prepare for another venture to the Emirates.
Antonio Conte - October 2022: Loss 3-1
The Italian arrived with great expectations but succumbed to a 3-1 defeat in his first visit to the Emirates as Mikel Arteta's side ran riot.
Harry Kane led the line but was unable to prevent another defeat as Thomas Partey opened the scoring with a strike in the 20th minute.
The Spurs talisman hauled the visitors back onto level terms before Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka hammered home second-half winners.
Emerson Royal was sent off after the interval to conclude a miserable afternoon for Tottenham.
Nuno Espirito Santo, September 2021: Loss 3-1
He only lasted 17 matches during a 124-day managerial reign at Tottenham, but one of the seven defeats Santos suffered was against arch-rivals Arsenal.
Spurs found themselves three goals down after just 34 minutes as Emile Smith-Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka gave Arsenal supporters bragging rights.
Current Tottenham captain Son Heung-min scored a late consolation goal as the visitors left the Emirates empty-handed after a one-sided loss.
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