Jose Mourinho
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Things did not go according to plan for the Portuguese coach in the first half of 2013, as Real Madrid lost out to Barcelona in the league and Atletico Madrid in the final of the Copa del Rey. Deciding to leave the Spanish capital for London in the summer, Mourinho received the warmest of welcomes back at Chelsea, whose fans have never forgotten that it was the “Special One” who guided the club back to the top again with consecutive titles in 2005 and 2006, their first championship triumphs in over half a century. With the Stamford Bridge faithful firmly behind him, the Portuguese is back in the thick of it as he aims for more Premier League and UEFA Champions League glory.