The Portuguese trainer is unconcerned by the opinions of others, while stressing that he enjoys strong relationships with the players he has previously worked with
The former Inter boss has received his fair share of criticism over the years for his often provocative behaviour, but the opinions of people outside his club do not worry the 49-year-old.
"When you don't behave like everyone else, you create a negative feeling among others, but a positive feeling among your own group," Mourinho was quoted as saying by Marca.
"When you're a leader you can't forget that. I don't care what other people think, only what my own people think."
The controversial coach also highlighted the very strong relationships he still enjoys with all the players he has worked with over the years.
"When I say forever, I mean forever. I can't say that the players I had at Chelsea, Porto and Inter are my ex-players, they continue to be my players.
"And they don't talk about their former boss, they say 'You are the boss'. They are ties forever."