Jose Mourinho changed the entire face of the English football landscape when he arrived at Chelsea in the early 2000’s.
The enigmatic Portuguese fireball transformed Chelsea from Premier League also-rans to a continental superpower in what would prove to be one of the club’s most fruitful periods ever.
Mourinho’s revolution took the Premier League well and truly off guard as he built a team that was nigh-on impossible to break down.
The Portuguese managed to wrestle back a stake in the Premier League dominance that had, up until then, belonged almost exclusively to Manchester United and Arsenal.
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Mourinho, with a typically obstinate expression on his face, then dropped the real bomb
Mourinho then left the interview in the knowledge that he had said everything he needed to say in the sort of eloquent way only he was capable of.
Sadly, we just don’t see this side to Mourinho anymore.
During those early days, he was easily the hottest property in management but as the years have gone on, his near-mythical aura has waned.
Difficult spells at Manchester United and Tottenham have certainly damaged his reputation and he now finds himself trying to turn things around at Roma.
However, whatever his current fortunes might be, there can be no doubting that Mourinho during his first spell at Chelsea really was just something different.