Jose Mourinho declared himself as the Special One during his first press conference (Picture: Getty)Former Chelsea captain John Terry admits he was ‘petrified’ when the Blues appointed Jose Mourinho in 2004.
The Portuguese boss arrived at Stamford Bridge on the back of making Porto Champions League winners, just 12 months after he guided the club to UEFA Cup success against Celtic in Seville.
With Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger dominating the Premier League, Mourinho cut a fresh-looking figure and he announced himself to the British press by proclaiming that he was the ‘Special One’ in his first press conference as Chelsea boss.
Mourinho was already renowned for his cutting edge training sessions and he made a mark for himself in England with fast starts in the Premier League.
Terry and Mourinho struck up a close relationship (Picture: Getty)Much of that was down to the brutal pre-seasons that Mourinho designed for his squad and Terry has revealed he was dreading the Portuguese’s arrival because he knew how tough it would be.