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Is Jose Mourinho still the Special One?

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Jose Mourinho gained the recognition that was deserved after his Porto side were victorious in the 2004 Champions League final against Monaco.

This opened the door to Chelsea, and under the guidance and financial support from Roman Abramovich he was able to build a team that could compete at the top level.

Jose Mourinho's first spell at Chelsea was recognised world wide for the six trophies that he achieved in three full seasons. He was also able to set the record of 64 consecutive home matches without defeat showing the fortress that was created at Stamford Bridge under the reigns of Mourinho.

What followed next was spells at Inter Milan, in which another Champions League victory was noted, and then to Real Madrid, where he installed players to the club such as Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria and Sami Khedira, winning the league in his second season.

However, nothing compared to his delight at winning trophies at Chelsea and the support that he received at Stamford Bridge. The 'Special One' was back after interim manager Rafael Benitez lost his role at Chelsea after only managing a third-place finish, which wasn't acceptable in the eyes of Mourinho.

He bought in additions of Willian and Samuel Eto, with both yet to show their true qualities; Eto possibly ageing and Willian yet to adapt to the Premier League.

This has all come at a price, with Chelsea dropping points to Tottenham, Manchester United and Everton - and although these may seem like difficult games, two points out of these three games is not the form Mourinho showed in his first spell.

Mourinho has been leaving the star performer of last season, Juan Mata, out of the side, with Oscar being deemed his preferred central attacking midfielder - and has caused much controversy with Chelsea fans and pundits. However, he is Mourinho and always has a way to change around misfortunes and is always a threat to any team he faces.

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