In his very first press conference as Roma coach, Jose Mourinho insisted that he was no longer the combative character that caused one controversy after another during his two seasons in charge of Inter.
"I won't be the one going looking for trouble," he said. "I have more experience now. I'm more solid emotionally."
Nobody really believed him, though, and with good cause.
As Marco Materazzi told the Gazzetta dello Sport on the eve of Mourinho's first on-field meeting with Inter since quitting the club for Real Madrid in 2010, "He is the same as always. He hasn't changed."
Indeed, Mourinho remains as volatile as ever before.
He even canceled his prematch press conference, most probably because he once again has a bee in his bonnet about officiating.
Mourinho was not in the least bit happy with the way in which Luca Pairetto refereed Roma's shock 1-0 loss at Bologna on Wednesday evening.