It's probably not too farfetched to think that
the self-proclaimed 'Special One' has been
referred to as 'the arrogant one' or 'the
childish one' by managers, players and fans
down the years.
The fiery Portuguese has ruffled a few feathers
during his 21 years in management, but upon
his return to Stamford Bridge he claimed that
he was no longer 'the Special One.' Instead he
is now apparently 'the happy one.'
Bearing a smile to his first press conference
back at Chelsea that only Lewis Carroll's
Cheshire Cat could emulate, Mourinho
declared that returning to a club he loves
after a nine-year gap had made him a different
person. And it certainly seems that the 50-
year-old remains true to his word.
Sarcastic, phlegmatic but always entertaining
in his press conferences, Mourinho took the
latest edition to a new level. Ahead of the
Blues' clash with Steaua Bucharest, the
Chelsea boss called up on a translator to
deliver his answers to those from Romania.
And, in typical fashion, he went off on a
tangent in response to the media's questions.
Finally realising that the translator needed to
repeat everything in Romanian, the Portuguese
began to whip off his jumper as the man to
his right began relaying the words.
Grabbing a pen and frantically scribbling on
the garment, Mourinho then handed the
signed jumper to his translator before
apologising and declaring: "Who pays this guy,
Chelsea? Double his wages!"
Mourinho: "Who pays this guy [refering to the
translator]? Chelsea? Double his wages!" #CFC
— Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor)