Mourinho's First Official Presser - Thoughts??

As was to be expected, the big news of the day is "The Happy One"'s first official press conference as our manager. As alwa...

As was to be expected, the big news of the day is "The Happy One"'s first official press conference as our manager. As always with him, we got a handful of classic 'Mourinhoisms' to chuckle at (the "Happy One" comment, and the implication that he pretty much despises the Spanish Media, were absolute gems, for starters), but on the whole, I felt it was an unusually subdued presser from him.

That's not to say he didn't have some positive things to say. I'm going to break down a few of the more important things he said:

 "The first thing isn't to go to the board and say 'I need some money with a lot of zeroes,' it's the other way."
For me, this is huge. We all know what kind of reputation Roman, and Mourinho himself, has when it comes to opening the checkbook, as opposed to promoting talent from within. This is incredibly important to me - I think we've got a fantastic squad base with whom to move forward with. I don't think we need any big signings. Another striker would be great, but with the way Lukaku has developed, I don't think we need to be splashing out £60 million on a new forward, whom I don't personally rate that highly. (Looking at you, Cavani). I am glad to see Mou's intent is to build from within, just making bit-part changes and purchases where and when necessary.

"Now it's up to me to show I deserve to be here for a long time. I have a contract for four years. I hope to go to the last day of that contract. If the club then wants me to stay, I'll be more than happy"
This is incredibly exciting stuff to hear. Finally! Managerial stability! Well, at least there's the hope. We've thought that before, too, but I genuinely believe Mourinho will be given the time and resources he needs to build a dynasty. I truly believe, now that he's won everything else he's wanted to, that he's ready to settle down and build a dynasty like Sir Alex did. Let's just hope he can deliver!

"Chelsea did very well to get these young boys with great potential, great ability and a great future, and I look forward to trying to improve them."
"Both of them [Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku] are ready to come and be ready for my squad"
This is also some exciting news - more indication that he's ready to promote the younger talents at the club. Furthermore, the first quote assuages some of my fears regarding the transfer rumours of late - Mata to Madrid, Luiz to Barcelona, etc. It seems like Mourinho is saying he's not planning on making huge changes to the squad (especially our core), and that's a monstrous relief for me. Seeing either of those two head for the exit would have given me a heart attack.

"I am where I want to be. I wouldn't change it for anything."
We all knew it, but damn, it's nice to hear it again. Great to have someone who loves being here as much as Mourinho clearly does. He's obviously going to give his all to anything he does, but it's always extra reassuring when the man in charge has such an obvious love for the club.

So, ChelseaDaft-ers, what were your favorite quotes from the press conference today? Which ones gave you the most hope? Which (if any) caused you to worry? I'm eager to discuss such big news with the CD community, so let me know what your thoughts are in a comment below! Also, be sure to follow me on Twitter @blakehewitt!

Find your Chelsea tickets at Viagogo!

Carefree & KTBFFH!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Classic Football Shirts

The Art of Football

Find free bets and bonus offers at Betting Promo Codes today
Compare bookies free bet offers at to get a bonus
For the best football betting tips make sure to check out Tips Daddy for superior football predictions, expert accumulator tips, and in depth match previews. is dedicated to providing UK players with reviews and bonus offers from a variety of poker rooms that accept PayPal.
For the best Irish free bets try for a full range of betting bonuses available to Irish players
Get the best online bingo bonuses for Irish players at along with exclusive deposit bonuse

Diego Costa - Should he stay or should he go?

Looking to bet on football? then why not check out for the latest football specials and sign-up bonuses



Google +

The Football Blog Network

If in a hunt for a proper bookie, check out this betting site for proper comparison and ratings.
Get your Sky Bet Promo Code today for the internets best free bets and bookies offers.
Make sure you get one of these great betting offers for the next Chelsea game.
Take a look at the best gambling websites for betting on the football.
Providing the best online casino offers and latest sign up bonuses for UK players
High roller players from the United Kingdom choose the recommended Luxury Casino Mobile with VIP deposit bonuses and high comp points.
If you're looking for the best casino deposit bonuses take a look at to get the biggest bang for your buck on your initial deposit at all the best online casino sites
Guide to mobile slots games and online casino sites with instant play.
Find the best microgaming casinos for the UK and Canada with new video slots and more.
Get free spins and cash from UK online casinos that offer no deposit casino bonuses and 1 hour free play.
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit
Play at Casino Legend today to get the biggest online casino bonuses available.
"For all those who enjoy a bet on side games and slots we recommend trying out the legendary slot here where you can get a range of deposit bonuses"
Fancy playing some casino slots online? Get the best ruby slippers slot machine bonuses and free spins available
Learn the ins and outs of poker, casino and what not, with an expert in anything related to betting. Go on Betminded and see for yourself.
Top online casino action. Head to Casino UK for the best online casino in the United Kingdom. If you’re a UK gambler & are new to the world of online gaming and want to learn more, is the site for you. They help you find the leading online casino on the internet.
Betting on the football? Make sure you claim the best free bet offers for 2016
Head on over to Free Bets No Deposit Required for the latest live football previews and free tips along with bundles of Free Bets No Deposit offers currently available from the UK Bookmakers.
Betting on Chelsea? Make sure you’re singed up to the best betting websites to get the most for your money.
For reviews of the UK’s leading bookies check out
Do you fancy free bets no deposit ?
Looking for value bets, accumulator tips or more betting odds? Find the best football betting tips over at
Football live scores and results on live football. All the latest football scores.
Before buying anything online, make sure that you look for promo codes at AwesomeCoupons to help save money on your purchase.
Play the best casino where you can win real money online
Visit New Casino Free Spins and get the best bonus offer from trusted operators.
Claim mega Chelsea enhanced odds we list all the latest enhanced odds offers and sign up bonuses from the best bookies, for huge prices on the big games visit enhanced odds bet £1,000+ in Free Bets + Betting Tips
If you're looking for the newest betting sites in the sports betting market today, then take a look at this extensive list from My Best Betting Sites, who provide a comprehensive list of sites that are new to the industry, but also have great reputations. offer an extensive range of the most popular bookies and the betting offers that they provide to all players upon sign up. They're a trusted source and we highly recommend them.
Get the best online free bets at Max Free Bets