The Special One revealed: "I had offers from other clubs at the end of last season, I wish I had left Chelsea then."
Mourinho received a staggering £12million pay-off from Roman Abramovich, a deal that included a gagging order restricting him from revealing what really happened behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge.
But that did not stop him aiming a bitter swipe at the Chelsea chiefs who axed him - by taunting: "You had no history until I arrived."
He also told the People: "My feelings are simple. Chelsea was a club with a small history, with frustration, without Premier League titles, until we arrived here and we won two titles.
"In my first year, we brought tears of joy because no one had seen Chelsea as English champions before and that formed a big part of the history of the club. The future of Chelsea doesn't interest me now. Win, lose, play well, buy, sell - it doesn't mean absolutely anything to me.
"The whole club was not a real club. We had fractures. Everyone has responsibilities. I am a man of war in competition. But in life I am a man of peace."