A “better” Jose Mourinho ready to bring more glory to Chelsea
Chelsea kicked-off their preseason training in Bangkok on Saturday morning. The Blues, who are hot-favorites for the Premier League title next season, have attracted a lot of attention since Jose Mourinho’s second coming at Stamford Bridge.
The former Real Madrid manager is expected to take Chelsea to new heights. The self-proclaimed “Chosen One” claims he is a “better” coach than before. During his first spell Jose Mourinho helped Chelsea to a plethora of silverware.
Jose Mourinho claims he can lead Chelsea into another era of dominance. His arrival at Stamford Bridge in 2004 saw Jose Mourinho break the Blues’ trophy curse with the Premier League title. This feat was repeated in the second season. Jose Mourinho also collected two league cups, an FA Cup title and Community Shield trophy along the way.
Leaving the club in 2007 wasn’t easy for Jose Mourinho or Chelsea. The Portuguese tactician had become a celebrated leader, a fan-favorite, an icon at Chelsea, but an quandary with the Blues’ Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich became the reason behind his exit.
Since then Jose Mourinho has won major title with Inter Milan and Real Madrid in the Serie A and La Liga. Jose Mourinho’s spell with Inter Milan was exceptionally brilliant, since he not only led them to the league title, but the Champions League title as well.
The 50-year-old manager believes he has grown more intelligent and has gathered more maturity since his exit from Chelsea in 2007. Jose Mourinho, who earlier claimed that he had now become one with Chelsea claims his return will see Chelsea soar to new heights.
“I think I am better now because my job is the kind of job where experience means a lot,” Jose Mourinho said. “After Chelsea I went around Europe and had two years in Italy, three years in Spain, so I have more football culture than I did before.
“So I think I am in better condition than before. Some more white hairs, in my case, is a good sign, because it shows I learn more. Until the first defeat comes, I am happy. But it is up to my team to help me, support me and try to get good results for the club.”