Jose Mourinho signs new four-year deal with Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has signed a new £30 million contract with Chelsea that will keep him at the club until June 2019.

During the 52-year-old’s first spell at Stamford Bridge from 2004-2007, he led the Blues to back-to-back Premier League titles and lifted the League Cup twice and the FA Cup once.

After leaving the club in 2007, he won the treble with Inter Milan in 2009-10 and managed Real Madrid before returning to west London in 2013, when he led the Blues to the Capital One Cup and their first Premier League title in five years.

Under his management last season, Chelsea lost only three games and were the only side to remain unbeaten at home.

Additionally, the Portuguese tactician has an unmatched win rate of 69%, and Chelsea’s 95-point run during his first season as manager remains unmatched as well.

“If the club is happy, I am happy,” said the Special One. “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.”

Chelsea fans will certainly be pleased that Mourinho is staying at Stamford Bridge for at least four more years, and it appears the club agrees.

Director Marina Granovskaia said, “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.”

The club announced Mourinho’s new contract on their official website on the eve of their season opener with Swansea City. Starting Saturday, Mourinho will be looking to lead his team to retain their Premier League title and make a strong run in the Champions League in the 2015-16 season.

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