In fact, it happened about 10 minutes later than scheduled, while fans around the globe headbutted their keyboards over the constantly buffering live stream. For those of you who gave up on watching it, a full report can be read on the Daily Mail website.
Whilst there were no references to himself as a "Special One" or guarantees of trophies, Mourinho appeared calm and easily nine years more mature than he had on the same occasion in 2004.
The big questions were brushed aside, but there were still plenty of soundbites for Blues' fans to pore over. Here are five quotes that hint at a positive future for Mourinho and Chelsea.
All quotes sourced from full press conference transcript via the Daily Mail.