JOSE MOURINHO admits that new Financial Fair Play rules will stop him going wild with Chelsea’s chequebook.
The returning Blues boss ran up an eye-watering £70MILLION bill when he first arrived at Stamford Bridge back in 2004.
Mourinho has already signed £17m Andre Schurrle and has been linked to big-money moves for Edinson Cavani, Wesley Sneijder and Hulk.
But the Special One insists UEFA’s new finance rules mean the scatter-gun approach to buying players is now over.
He said: “It’s very motivational and demands more from you. You have to think more about every decision and every move.
“Every wrong move you make has an influence on the future.
“You need to work more closely with the board in the financial area, you have to have a different perspective and a different look at the players on loan and youth football.
“It’s more global. Instead of just focusing on your team, and your targets and ambitions, it’s an overall view.
“It’s a different profile of job and I’m happy with that, I’m enjoying that.”
Mourinho reckons regular Champions League football is the only way to keep the club on football’s top table.
He added: “We need to go back to this stability.
“It’s important for the players, for the young players’ development, for the club, for the fan base and for the economic situation which is more important with Financial Fair Play.
“This is what we want, me as a manager, the owner and the board. The owner and the board want stability and then after that if we are working well and working together, success comes naturally.
“Everybody accepts the way we are going. I’m not trying to push in a different way. We are all in the same direction.”