But it was even more hard when considering it was his first post outside of Italy and he was up against the likes of Mourinho at Manchester United and Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, both of whom had spent vast sums to enhance their squads.
"It will be our last game of the season - if you win that, you finish on a positive note and you go into the next season feeling confident, ready to go and ready to battle again for the title", Jones told the British media.
The Spanish midfielder was an unused substitute during United's last FA Cup final win - a 2-1 success over Crystal Palace in 2016, when Jesse Lingard's extra-time volley sealed what was, at the time, a record-equalling 12th triumph for the club. "The FA Cup final is the cup competition in England that everyone wants to win".
The Daily Express add a move for Willian is edging closer ahead of the FA Cup showdown this Saturday.
Mourinho is keen to do most of his transfer business early due to the World Cup and a shorter transfer window and it seems Sandro could on his way to Old Trafford soon. An FA Cup win a week later saw Mourinho grandstand on the Wembley steps, signalling how many trophies he had now won for the club in just three years.
"We anticipate another successful summer tour in the United States in preparation for the 2018-19 season".
Cahill has endured a hard campaign after falling in and out of favour with both Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and England boss Gareth Southgate.
"When I was younger I used to get really nervous before games, so much so that you are nearly throwing up", the defender said. We were confronting each other, but then we humbled ourselves and started a good relationship.
"It'll be hard. I've played against him and trained against him loads of times", Cahill said.
"I've watched him (Lukaku) all season, like everybody else", Cole was quoted as saying by the club website. "People remember a cup final". But we're not focusing on one player in this team.
The United boss remains keen on a reunion with the Chelsea winger.