Pardew feels Mourinho will have it easier than his counterparts in Manchester.
"The Manchester City and Manchester United managers [Manuel Pellegrini and David Moyes] will have a season where they will come under pressure. In his first year, David Moyes is going to find it difficult because it's such a big jump from Everton.
"Mourinho is going back to what I consider his home and he will lift Chelsea, no doubt about that. He will certainly lift the crowd. I wouldn't want to be the opposition in that first game [against promoted Hull] because it's going to be a Mourinho love-in.
"I am a great admirer [of his]. I'm really pleased he is back. He's amusing, a very multi-sided character, a great fellow and a great competitor."
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