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Mourinho: Everyone wrote me off when I first arrived at Chelsea

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho says he joined Chelsea with no-one in England giving him a chance.

Mourinho laughs because three years later he left having won six trophies, including two League titles.

He said: "Everyone said English football was so special that it was impossible for someone to arrive and win in their first year.

"But I arrived, won, and turned all that around. That caused an impression. It went down in history.

"But some English were pained because 'the Portuguese' arrived and cleaned up in an instant, hurting their pride."

Not that Mourinho cares much about what anyone else thinks - he is too focused on doing it his way.

He added: "People say I'm arrogant. They say I stir up trouble. But I have stuck to my ideas and feel that I have been proved right in my approach.

"I've been strong enough to stick to my ideas, to not lose my identity and, of course, with victories things became less difficult."

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