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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has vowed to take a calmer approach to management this season.

The Portuguese tactician has never been out of the spotlight at Stamford Bridge since arriving at the club in the summer of 2004.

Mourinho has courted controversy during his time in charge at Chelsea with a number of high-profile spats with the likes of Arsene Wenger, Rafa Benitez and Sir Alex Ferguson.

The former Porto chief is determined to shed his bad-boy image and he insists he will be more mellow in the new season.

"I want to be more mellow this year," Mourinho told The Sun. "I am what I am but, at the same time, people use my personality to create something that is not true.

"It is normal if I am emotional or if I react to something that is not fair.

"But people have an image of me that's incorrect and now I want it to be different.

"I won't hug Arsene Wenger because he's not a close friend. But he can say what he wants about us.

"He can complain about a lot of things as he did in the past. I'm not ready to react. I just want to do my work and concentrate on that.

"I look at our opponents because I need to know the way they play but I'm not interested in what they say.

"My relationships with other people will not change. My bottle of wine with Ferguson will still be a bottle of wine, my handshake with Wenger will still be a handshake."

Mourinho also reiterated the fact that he is content with life at Chelsea and is in no hurry to leave the club.

"This is the first time I have started a fourth season with the same club and I feel great," added Mourinho. "I am happy with what we've done.

"I am happy with the relationship I have with my players and with the people who work with me. It's the best place to work so I am happy to be part of the Chelsea future. I didn't want to move.

"I think I did a good job at Chelsea for three years but I want to do more.

"I am loved in Portugal but my life is better in London.

"The way people approach me is different. In London, you have more space. My life is a simple life."
 

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redmaster said:
Its about time he stopped spouting out rubbish and looking like a fool
Nah, Mourinho spouting rubbish and looking like a fool is one of the things that makes the Premiership so interesting! ;)
 

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He says this now but if he gets ditched out of the FA Cup to a team like Man City or Birmingham in the FA Cup quarter finals (or whatever other unlikely situation you can imagine) i'm sure he'll find something embarrasing to say.


I think he has finally realised his outbursts are embarrassing to Chelsea and its time to stop. Rightly so too it is embarrassing here some of the comments he has made!
 

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This will mean we're back to Wengers 'I couldnt see from my position' statements? :rolleyes: WOW we got an interesting season to look forward to.:D
 
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