Antonio Conte has been a revelation since arriving last summer, with Chelsea seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table with seven games left.
Mourinho claimed seven major pieces of silverware during two spells with Chelsea.
Ferreira followed current Manchester United boss Mourinho from Porto to Chelsea in 2004 and went on to make 217 appearances for the club.
Paulo Ferreira claims Antonio Conte can be like Jose Mourinho at Chelsea
And he believes Conte can build a Chelsea team to last just like Mourinho.
“It’s massive for a manager to come to the best League in the world and, like Mourinho did, win the title in his first season," Ferreira told the London Evening Standard.
“There are still many points to play for but I hope it will happen under Antonio.
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Jose Mourinho brought Paulo Ferreira to Chelsea back in 2004
"Can he build something similar to what Jose did and sustain it? This is a big club that plays to win trophies. Everyone involved wants to go the same direction, to succeed.
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“We know this is a really competitive League where it is difficult to win it two, three, four years in a row. But the aim is there. If we can do it for five straight years, that would be brilliant.
“Replacing the old guard that played under Mourinho is just the way football is. Many have gone and new players have come in.
“It is up to the ones that stay to give the message to the ones who arrive that this is a club with a winning mentality and that Chelsea demand titles.”