The Portuguese coach was far from coy in expressing his intentions for his new role, stating that he wishes to match the records set by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Mourinho will have quite a task on his hands in trying to emulate the legendary Scotsman who won 13 league titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups and two Champions League titles during his tenure.
"I can't hide that I want to chase Sir Alex's record," the Portuguese told the assembled press. "This is not a dream job, it is a reality. But it is a job that everyone wants and not everyone has a chance to have. But I have it.
"I know the history of this club and I know what the fans expect of me. It doesn't make me nervous. It comes in the right moment of my career. I am where I want to be, I want to be in this club I want to be in this country."