Jose Mourinho signs new four-year Chelsea contract
Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has signed a new four-year contract at the club that keeps him at the club till at least 2019, the club confirmed on Saturday.
The 52-year old – who also managed the title winning sides of 2004-2007 – rejoined the London club in 2013 and had a successful last season by winning the League Cup and the Premier League.
Asked on how he felt on the move, he said, "If the club is happy, I am happy. I think this is a normal thing for me to sign a new contract. It is important we have this continuity and I hope we can enjoy more success in the future - for the fans, the players and the club.
"I said when I returned here two years ago that I have a special feeling for this club and nothing changed. It is the club closest to my heart and I am very happy to know I will be staying here for a long time."
Meanwhile, Club director Marina Granovskaia added: "We are very happy that Jose has committed four more years to the club. Since his arrival two years ago he has carefully developed the playing squad and brought trophies to Stamford Bridge. We look forward to the next four years and the continued success of the team."
There is, however, no update on whether Mourinho's backroom staff have been offered similar extensions.
Chelsea had an incredible last season losing only three games – against Newcastle, Tottenham and West Brom – and won the league with three games to spare. This year, however, the Portuguese manager did insist that it'd be much tougher and that the top teams would drop more points given the lower teams' incredible strengthening.
Last season, Chelsea were the only unbeaten side at home and they owe a chunk of that to their defence marshalled excellently by John Terry. However, with those aging legs causing Mourinho to worry a little, Chelsea have upped their chase to sign Everton and England youngster John Stones. Many believe Stones should make the move to London, succeed a legend like Terry and in turn learn from the only manager to have a 70% win ratio in the Premiership.