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Jose Mourinho 'the happy one' after Chelsea return

Updated: Monday, 10 Jun 2013 14:54 | Comments

Jose Mourinho is back in charge of Chelsea
Jose Mourinho is back in charge of Chelsea

Jose Mourinho described himself as "the happy one" after being officially unveiled as Chelsea's manager for the second time today.

The Portuguese, who led Chelsea to back to back titles during his initial spell at the club between 2004 and 2007, has signed a new four-year deal to be the Blues' new manager after leaving Real Madrid in the summer.

Mourinho famously described him as a "special one" at his first unveiling nine years ago, but today he was a bit more restrained.

Speaking to about 250 journalists at Stamford Bridge, the 50-year-old said: "I am the happy one. I am very happy.

"Time flies. A lot of things happened in my professional life in the last nine years, but I have the same nature, I am the same person, I have the same heart, I have the same kind of emotions related to my passion for football and my job, but I am a different person in this moment.

"If I have to describe myself, I would describe myself as a very happy person because it's the first time I arrive in a club where I already love the club."

"I would describe myself as a very happy person because it's the first time I arrive in a club where I already love the club." - Jose Mourinho

Mourinho left the club by mutual agreement six years ago, with many observers pointing to a perceived breakdown in his relationship with owner Roman Abramovich.

But he said today: "First of all, that's not true.

"I read and I keep hearing that I was fired, I was sacked, we had a complete breakdown of our relationship - that was not true.

"Many didn't believe that but it was a mutual agreement. We thought it was best for both of us, for me and the club."

Mourinho went on to win the 2010 Champions League with Inter Milan, while the Blues themselves won the competition two years later.

"It was a sad moment but I don't regret that decision because after that I went to Inter, where I had probably the best moment of my career," said Mourinho.

"After that I went to Madrid where we still have the record of the best team in Spanish history.

"For Chelsea things went well too, after that Chelsea were European champions for the first time.

"It was difficult for both of us but it was made by mutual agreement. Only because there was never a breakdown of the relationship is it possible for me to be here today.

"I think I'm back because we are in the best moments of our careers and ready to work together again. There are much better conditions at this time to succeed and have what we want, stability."

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