Chelsea fans gave 'the Special One' a hero's reception when he returned to Stamford Bridge after his six-year hiatus.
The 50-year-old coach celebrated his return to the club in sparkling form with a 2-0 win over Hull followed by a victory against Aston Villa. After a turbulent few seasons for the Blues, all looked right again.
It appeared as if Chelsea and Mourinho's love affair was set to continue according to it's pre-written script.
The results however have stopped going the same way as they did when Mourinho launched his first assault on the Premier League with Chelsea.
After disappointing results in the Premier League, including most recently a 1-0 defeat against Everton, FC Basel ruined Mourinho's Champions League return with a 2-1 victory against the west London side. This loss in the Champions League clash made it four games in a row without a win for the Blues in all competitions.
Chelsea are however not in turmoil and the former Real Madrid manager is still the best man for the job.
A Mourinho revolution at Chelsea will take time, success for most managers is not instant and the Blues boss has stressed the need for patience with Chelsea's youngsters. He stressed the style of his new side will be very different to the team he enjoyed so much success with in his first spell as the club's manager.
"No, this is not 2004 all over again," stated Mourinho. "This team has a different profile and we are not unbeatable. I came here to work with time, to develop the players and play the best they and we can."
The Chelsea manager built his success at Stamford Bridge around Didier Drogba but with the absence of such a key player Mourinho will have to work out what the best system is to get his side back to winning ways.
Having managed some of the greatest clubs in Europe, Mourinho has experience that will be invaluable at Chelsea and crucial in turning the club back into genuine title contenders. It is clear to see the passion Jose possesses for the west London club and this desire for the club to succeed will be so important in spurring the team on to start producing results.
Whatever the results, some things haven't changed since Mourinho has donned on his Chelsea tracksuit second time round. The Portuguese coach still possesses the same knack of demanding attention and coming out with public arena one liners arrogant enough to make you flinch.
The Premier League would be a lot duller place without this colourful character and if anyone is to succeed managing Chelsea then my money is still on Mourinho.
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