Jose Mourinho is plotting a return to winning ways at Chelsea and a decade of dominance at Stamford Bridge.
The Portuguese tactician enjoyed a trophy-laden spell in west London between 2004 and 2007, which included two Premier League titles, but ended his first season back in England empty-handed last term.
Challenges were mounted for domestic and European honors, but Chelsea finished third in the league and crashed out of the UEFA Champions League at the semi-final stage.
Mourinho’s character does not allow him to settle for second best and he has warned his rivals at home and abroad that plans are being drawn up to ensure that he is soon back on top, with squad strengthening this summer seeing Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis arrive in big-money deals.
"If I didn’t think we would win the Premier League, I would go home and let somebody else take charge of the team," Mourinho said in the Daily Mirror.
"At Chelsea, if we didn’t think we could win the league, or didn’t think we had the quality to do it, we wouldn’t be here working so hard.
"Last year we reached the semi-finals of the Champions League – and it was a transitional season.
"A team which has been a winning team for 10 seasons is changing step by step.