What Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho Is Saying vs. What He's Really Thinking

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What Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho Is Saying vs. What He's Really Thinking
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There's a saying that pictures can paint a thousand words. Well, as we've learned much to our delight—or annoyance, depending on which side of the fence you sit—a press conference or interview with Jose Mourinho can do a whole lot more.

Chelsea's Portuguese manager has made a habit throughout his career of teasing the media, giving journalists beautiful quotes one moment, only to throw a curveball the next and have everyone confused.

From bamboozling his way into English football in 2004 as the "Special One," he returned to Chelsea this summer rebranding himself the "Happy One."

Yeah, like we ever believed that old chestnut. Or did we?

The appeal of Mourinho and his antics is that we never really quite know what he is hoping to achieve from each statement he makes to TV cameras or a journalist's Dictaphone.

Is it all part of a game, or is the Portuguese genuinely serious when he appears to be playing tricks?

Playing the role of a brave psychologist, Bleacher Report attempts to decipher what really is going on in the mind of Jose Mourinho, picking through some of his more famous moments at Stamford Bridge this season to get behind what the Portuguese is really thinking.

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