SINGAPORE- I remember him as the straight-talking young manager who wasn't afraid to take on the footballing world in his first stint in London. He was also a media darling for his colourful quotes.
The Portuguese has certainly matured a fair bit, after difficult stints at Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
If he seems a little jaded now, it may well be because of his well-publicised troubles at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The old Mourinho would have breathed fire after the Blues' 3-2 defeat at Stoke on Saturday.
Instead, what we got was a manager who struggled to get any sort of coherent message across.
Despite losing ground to league leaders Arsenal, who played Everton this morning (Singapore time), I think Mourinho's job is safe for now, even with Roman Abramovich's penchant for sacking under-performing managers.
They were a little unlucky at the Britannia Stadium - Andre Schuerrle hit the post at 2-2 before Oussama Assaidi netted the winner. This has been a topsy-turvy season so far.
The likes of Manchester United and Manchester City have been struggling under new managers, while teams such as Everton and Newcastle United have been performing well.