'I'm one of you' – Mourinho reveals delight at Chelsea return

The 50-year-old has penned a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge and in a brief message to Blues fans he promised to work hard to make the club successful, just as he did in 2004

Jose Mourinho has reiterated the promise he made to Chelsea fans back in 2004, after being appointed manager at Stamford Bridge for the second time.

Mourinho signed a four-year deal with the Blues after two seasons at Inter and three at Real Madrid, and will be officially unveiled to the media a week on June 10.

But he delivered a short message to Chelsea supporters via the club’s official website, in which he echoed the pledge he made nine years ago to give quality, work and passion to make the Blues successful.

“It’s exactly the same message but now I can say I’m one of you and that makes a little bit of a difference,” he said. “In my football career I had two great passions; Inter and Chelsea. And Chelsea is more than important for me.

“It was very, very hard to play against Chelsea and I did it only twice, which was not so bad. So I promise exactly the same things I promised in 2004. The only difference to have is that I’m one of you.”

Mourinho faced the Blues twice while in charge of Inter, winning 2-1 at San Siro and 1-0 on his return to Stamford Bridge in the 2009-10 Champions League round of 16.

The Nerazzurri went on to win the competition that year, with Mourinho winning the Champions League, three league titles, two domestic cups and two supercups since he left Chelsea in 2007.

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