Mourinho 'the Happy One' after Chelsea unveiling

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Jose Mourinho says he is no longer the 'Special One' but the 'Happy One' after being officially unveiled as Chelsea manager today.

Mourinho agreed a four-year deal to take over at Stamford Bridge last week, and having coined his own nickname during his first press conference as Blues boss in 2004, says he is delighted to be back in west London.

"I am 'The Happy One'. I am very happy," he said after being asked if he was still the 'Special One'.

"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."

Mourinho returns to Chelsea after a tumultuous three-year spell with Real Madrid, and was faced with a barrage of questions by over 250 journalists at Stamford Bridge.

The 50-year-old was quizzed on a wide range of issues, including whether had been angling for a job at Manchester City or Manchester United instead of a return to Chelsea.

"I am where I want to be. I wouldn't change it for anything," he responded. "It is my job."

Mourinho also confirmed that Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukakau will be at Chelsea next season, and insisted that he didn't end his first spell in west London in 2007 because of a breakdown in his relationship with owner Roman Abramovich.

"I keep hearing that I was fired," he said. "That 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.

"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."

Mourinho returns to Chelsea looking to guide the club to their first Premier League title since 2010 - and says he will be fighting to achieve success on all fronts next season.

"I want to believe that's possible [to fight on all fronts]. I always trust my work," he continued.

"In this case I know many of the people that belong to the club and I know the kind of mentality people have here and my career was built and based on success where I was able to reach success and to win trophies.

"I want to everyone to work hard, work with quality. The club means much more compared to ourselves. We are no one without the club. If we work well success will arrive."


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