Mourinho now ‘the happy one’

Jose Mourinho has declared that he is ‘the happy one’ following his return to Stamford Bridge for his second spell as manager.

The 50 year old yesterday gave his first press conference since retaking the reigns at Chelsea; speaking to the broadcast media for almost an hour.

On the players still with the club from his first regime, Mourinho stressed that there would be “no privilege for them”, whilst expressing his willingness to work with those who have served the club well in recent years.

On John Terry, Mourinho refused to comment on any decisions that were made by Rafael Benitez during his time at the club, but did confirm that would the former England skipper would remain as club captain.

In the case of those players out on loan, specifically Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku, the Portuguese coach said his job was to “extract the best out of that investment”.

Mourinho insists that he has learnt a lot in his five and a half years since initially leaving Stamford Bridge, during which time he won leagues and cups with Real Madrid and Inter Milan, also clinching the Champions League with the latter during a treble winning 2009/10 campaign at the San Siro.