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Jose Mourinho: When former Chelsea boss dropped Premier League’s coldest interview

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Jose Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea was a revolutionary time for the Premier League.

Backed to the hilt by one of the richest owners in the game, Mourinho built one of the greatest teams the English top-flight had ever seen as he oversaw some of the headiest days in the history of the west London club.

It heralded a new era in England, as the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal scrambled to keep up with with the blue tidal wave roaring out of London.

Who can forget when Chelsea conceded just 15 goals on their way to title glory in the 2004/05 season?

However, it wasn’t just on the pitch where Mourinho was causing ripples as he constantly tussled with the infamous English media.

He was never afraid to speak his mind and that made him a real box office attraction for newspapers and fans alike.

One of his finest media moments came when Chelsea were going through a bit of a difficult patch and the media felt ‘The Special One’ might just be feeling the squeeze.

Having been asked if he was beginning to feel the pressure, he was quick to remind the journalist about his famous Champions league triumph with Porto before he became Chelsea boss.

You can see the brutally cold interview in the clip below:

“I’m not feeling the pressure, no”, he quickly responded.

“You can not put pressure on me. No chance. No chance. I read a lot of time this week that I have a lot prove in English football.”

“Sir Alex Ferguson is the only European champion in this country. Only one… So I have to prove what?”

Go on then, Jose.

Of course, he would later go onto to prove the doubters wrong as he transformed Chelsea from Premier League also-rans into a continental superpower.

While he would never guide them to European glory, he will always be remembered as the man who built the modern-day powerhouse that is Chelsea FC.

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