The biggest non-secret in football was confirmed as Chelsea held a press conference to appoint their new manager: Jose Mourinho. This guy is so confident it is breathtaking, so refreshing from all the “we’ll do our best” attitudes of most managers these days.

We have top players and, sorry if I’m arrogant, we have a top manager.

I’m not a defender of old or new football managers. I believe in good ones and bad ones, those that achieve success and those that don’t. Please don’t call me arrogant, but I’m European champion and I think I’m a special one.

He reminds me of Shankly and Clough. It’s a real shame Liverpool couldn’t beat Chelsea to his signature, although it looks like Rafa Benitez may well be on his way to Anfield after he quit Valencia yesterday.