Jose Mourinho admits it will be tough to control emotions on return
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says it will be difficult to control his emotions when he returns to the Stamford Bridge dugout for Sunday's Premier League opener against Hull City.
"When I go to my stadium, my dugout, my people, I will have to control it a little bit," said Mourinho, 50.
"It will be a couple of minutes and then I can concentrate on the game."
Mourinho at Chelsea
- Premier League titles: (2) 2004-05 and 2005-06
- FA Cups: (1) 2006-07
- League Cups: (2) 2004-05 and 2006-07
- Community Shields: (1) 2005
Mourinho first arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2004, weeks after guiding Porto to the Champions League trophy.
He won the FA Cup and two League Cups as well as two Premier League titles but could not win the Champions League with the Blues.
His relationship with owner Roman Abramovich grew increasingly troubled and he quit despite having three years left on his contract.
He won his second Champions League trophy with Inter Milan in 2010, but left to join Real Madrid later that summer. He finished second in La Liga in his first season but won the title a year later.
Mourinho said he was looking forward to "the salt and pepper of football", adding that when he goes to Stamford Bridge, he wants "to try and give joy to everyone".
The former Real Madrid boss said he would take the players to the stadium on Saturday before the game for training so that some of the new faces could settle in to their new surroundings.
"We train there tomorrow because I want the boys to know where the dressing room is, where the dugout is," he said.
"I will feel something different for sure. On Sunday, I think the fans will focus on me and [owner] Roman [Abramovich] but then they have to forget us and focus on the team."
Mourinho would not be drawn on Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's link with the club but he did insist defender David Luiz was going nowhere.
"He's a young player that signed a new contract last year and when he did that he was very happy to do it so we want to keep him," added Mourinho.
"A big club like Barcelona wants the best but we are being honest by saying there is no chance David is leaving."