He'll do whatever it takes to make it work," an insider told the Guardian. "He wanted rid of Jose Mourinho because it was all about Jose Mourinho; he'd had enough of that. He knew it would be unpopular but he has never been more determined to make it right: his reputation is at stake.

"The way he was celebrating the goals [in the 2-1 win in Valencia] on Wednesday night shows that Chelsea still means the world to him."