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Jose Mourinho is unarguably the most successful manager in the history of Chelsea, and was much-loved by the Blues fans during his time in Stamford Bridge.

However, his position as the manager of Manchester United had soured the feeling Chelsea fans have for him, but Mourinho still believes the fans love him.

The United boss sees plenty of Chelsea fans round his Knightsbridge family home, just a couple of miles from the club’s ground – staying at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester when he is working, and he admits they have been nice to him.

He said: “I walk down the street and outside the football heat, outside the football environment, I see so many Chelsea fans, especially in the area where I live.

“I see so many Chelsea supporters and I didn’t have one single one that wasn’t nice.

“What happened in the football stadium was a different thing. When I walk in the street in London, I am just a normal guy.

“When I go to Stamford Bridge and sit in that dugout, on the right side of the tunnel, I am the manager of their opponents, so I accept every possible reaction with the utmost respect.”

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