The Premier League will welcome back one of its most charismatic managers when Jose Mourinho returns next season.
Despite his sparkling CV, the 50-year-old is not to everybody’s liking and has never been afraid to speak his mind – declaring himself “the special one” when he first arrived in English football.
He has endured a difficult three years in Spain, which included clashing with the Real Madrid hierarchy, some its most established players and the media.
Watch - Mourinho pokes Tito Vilanova:
Unlike at previous clubs, he was unable to fight back critics by pointing to his record after only one La Liga title in three seasons and repeated failure in the Champions League.
Watch: Mourinho describes the challenge of managing Mario Balotelli:
The 2013/14 season will be a new landscape after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson – but one familiar face will ensure there will not be a shortage of talking points.