Jose Mourinho says negotiation with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to return was made in five minutes.
LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JUNE 3, 2013) (CHELSEA TV) - Chelsea excitedly welcomed back fan favourite Jose Mourinho, their 'Special One', as manager for the second time on a four-year contract on Monday (June 3).
The Portuguese, who left Real Madrid last weekend, won the 2005 and 2006Premier League titles in his first spell with the west London club but departed in 2007 after falling out with billionaire owner Roman Abramovich.
"I am very happy, I had to prepare myself for not to be too emotional at my arrival at the club," said the 50-year-old, who first joined Chelsea in 2004 and ended their 50-year wait for a top flight title as well as winning the FA Cup in 2007 and the League Cup twice.
He ended his three-year reign at Real Madrid with a 4-2 home La Liga victory over Osasuna at the weekend. He won the Spanish title in 2012 but left after a difficult season with no major trophies.
He said that the deal with Abramovich was done in about five minutes.
"It was an easy decision," he said on Chelsea TV. "I met the owner and I think within five minutes after a couple of very short but pragmatic questions we decided, I think, straight away. I asked the boss 'Do you want me back?' And the boss asked me, 'Do you want me to come back?' and I think in a couple of minutes the decision was made."
Speaking about being dismissed from the club he said it was hard to leave a club that he loved.
"You know I think it was a difficult moment because you know I love it here and I had a big connection with the club and I think also for the club it was not easy, my departure. But if you analyse it in a cruel way and you leave emotions a bit apart, I think it was fantastic because my career after that - I had in my career what I was aiming for that period of my career. And by the other way Chelsea football club got important trophies after that, had important moments in the history of the club, and now we are back together and I think we are get together in a great moment for both so I think we are ready to marry again and to be happy and successful again."
Mourinho will be accompanied by three staff - Rui Faria, Silvino Louro and Jose Morais - as assistant first team coaches working alongside current first team staff Steve Holland, Christophe Lollichon and Chris Jones.
Chelsea said he will be officially presented at a news conference at Stamford Bridge on Monday, June 10.
It will be a case of 'managerial all-change' in the Premier League next season with Mourinho installed at Chelsea, Everton's David Moyes taking over from the retiredAlex Ferguson at champions Manchester United and Manuel Pellegrini likely to replace the sacked Roberto Mancini at Manchester City.