Mourinho wants to prove himself again at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho insists he is starting afresh after being reappointed as Chelsea manager, Sky Sports has reported, with the Portuguese refusing to rest on the two Premier League titles he won in his first spell at Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho was confirmed as the successor to Rafael Benitez on Monday, almost six years after his first tenure at the club came to an end, in September 2007. In that time Mourinho has won titles in Italy and Spain and claimed the Champions League with Inter, but is unwilling to rely on his past successes.

I am not coming here to sleep on what I did in the past and be comfortable just because we have a great feeling and we have a great relation, I am not that kind of person and professional,” Mourinho said.

I am very demanding of myself, I need of course the fans’ support, but I want to start from ground zero.

I need to work hard again and build a different team from the team I built in the past, and I want to give everything I can to the club, to the owner and to the fans, forgetting a little bit that I was champion here.

Mourinho has never spent more than three years at one club but the 50-year-old suggested he is ready to lay down roots now he has returned to the club closest to his heart. “I have the same nature, but I am much more mature with a different approach to things, I am more ready to be in a club and stay for a long time,” he said.

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