The Special One has been well travelled on his journey to global renown but now insists he is ready to settle down in the city and club he loves
Trophy-laden spells at Stamford Bridge, Porto, Inter and Real Madrid have established Mourinho as one of the most respected coaches in the world, if a slightly nomadic one.
But now managing in west London for the second time, Mourinho is adamant he is ready to settle down in his personal and professional life.
He told London's Evening Standard: “I’m not here thinking about my next move because I don’t want to have a next move. I’m here to stay. I belong to Chelsea, Chelsea belong to me.
“I think London is the only place in Europe where I can keep these little things of life. I can go to school and wait for my son and daughter and the parents feel me as another parent.
"I can go to walk on Sloane Street or Old Bond Street and if somebody disturbs me it is not an English person for sure. I can go to a restaurant, I can go to a cab and the driver be an Arsenal or Tottenham supporter and he enjoys speaking with me. This is not possible in Italy and Spain!”
The full exclusive interview is in tonight’s Evening Standard which from today is available across all 33 boroughs in the capital with the Standard stepping up its print run to 900,000 copies over the next few weeks.