Alex joined Chelsea under Mourinho during the summer of 2007 before the self-proclaimed "Special One'' left the Blues for the first time in late September of that year.
"I was 24 years old, full of fears, having listened to and read a lot about him in the press... But I found a person who helped me a lot.
"We worked only three months together, yet he has been a big part of my career. I was very surprised to find a Mourinho who was totally contrary to what they said and wrote."