Mourinho considers himself very special
Jose Mourinho claims you have to be a winner to be considered "special" and feels he fits that mold as he returns to Chelsea.
The Portuguese coach is preparing for a second stint at the Stamford Bridge helm six years after an initial trophy-laden spell in London came to a close. Since leaving English shores, Mourinho has landed league titles in Italy and Spain and tasted Champions League glory with Inter Milan.
Things did not work out as planned during three years at Real Madrid, resulting in his exit from the Bernabeu, but the self-proclaimed "Special One" insists he is still on top of his game as he readies himself for another shot at the Premier League.
Mourinho told The Sun: "The expression is mine, that's obvious. When I arrived at Chelsea I said I was special because I had won the Champions League with Porto.
"To be a champion, it's necessary to have a special talent. Being special is working to the maximum of your ability and motivation, being good with yourself in all the challenges you've got. And, if possible, winning and being successful many times. You're not special if you don't win - but I do win!"
Mourinho added: "Maybe I'm not the best coach in the world, but I don't think there's a better coach than me. I don't want to be called a legend but I have a great history which is difficult to compare. I consider myself a great coach.
"I've had great years but the next ones are always the most important. I don't celebrate winning titles a lot because I never want to think it's the last one I will win. Anyone who wants to see me playing safe and failing will be disappointed. I think it's natural that I will win more trophies in my career."