Mourinho: I am the Happy One

Jose Mourinho has said that he is 'the Happy One' in his first press conference at Chelsea since he returned to the club as manager.

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Mourinho: Expectations will be higher this time

Jose Mourinho said he wants to be loved for what he does in his second stint as Chelsea manager, rather than the first, but is under no illusions about the size of the challenge facing him:

I am not coming back because this is a comfortable position and the club loves me. It is the exact opposite.

I have more responsibility, expectations are higher this time. I can be respected for what I did before, but I want to be loved for what I do from now on.

– Jose Mourinho



Jose Mourinho's first interview: 'Now I am one of you'

Jose Mourinho has given his first interview via Chelsea FC's YouTube channel.

He was asked whether he would repeat the promise he made when he first came to the club - to bring 'quality, love, work, passion and success'.

He replied: "It's exactly the same message, but now I can say I am one of you, and that makes a little bit of a difference. In my career I have two great passions in football, Inter and Chelsea. Chelsea is more than important for me."

Reaction to Mourinho's return largely positive

The news of Jose Mourinho signing as Chelsea manager for a second time has been warmly received by many, with most looking forward to his colourful interviews and anecdotes, notwithstanding his prowess as one of Europe's best managers.

Jose Mourinho – key honours

The 50-year-old is one of the most decorated managers in the game, although he had a frustrating three years in Spain.

He will be targeting a Champions League win with Chelsea, having already won all the domestic honours with the Blues.

Main honours

  • Porto: Champions League, Uefa Cup, two domestic league titles, one domestic cup
  • Chelsea: Two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups
  • Inter Milan: Champions League, two domestic league titles, one domestic cup
  • Real Madrid: One domestic league title, one domestic cup
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