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Football: Mourinho says 'Special One' is now the 'Happy One' on return to Chelsea

Published on Jun 10, 2013 9:05 PM
 
Newly reappointed Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho poses for photographers during a news conference at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, June 10, 2013. Mourinho returned to Chelsea on Monday, with the smiling "Special One" saying he was now the 'Happy One' on his second coming as manager of the English Premier League football club he has always loved. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Jose Mourinho returned to Chelsea on Monday, with the smiling "Special One" saying he was now the 'Happy One' on his second coming as manager of the English Premier League football club he has always loved.

With some 250 reporters from home and abroad, and dozens of television crews crowding into a suite at Stamford Bridge, there was never any doubt about the Portuguese retaining his media pulling power of old.

"If I have to choose a nickname for this period, I would choose 'the Happy One'," he declared. "I am very happy."

"Time flies. It looks like it was a couple of days but it was nine years ago when I first became manager," he said after entering the room to a barrage of camera flashes.

 
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