Jose Mourinho signs new four-year contract with Chelsea
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has signed a new four-year deal, the club announced.
Mourinho, 52, led Chelsea to the Premier League title last season as well the Capital One Cup, earning Premier League Manager of the Year honors. Chelsea went unbeaten at home at Stamford Bridge. He holds a career record of 496-96-149 across all competitions.
“If the club is happy, I am happy,” Mourinho said in a release. “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.”
Mourinho is in midst of his second stint managing Chelsea, after overseeing the team from 2004-2007, during which he led them to two Premier League titles, one FA Cup title and two League Cup titles. He returned to the club in 2013 after stints with Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
“I said when I returned here two years ago that I have a special feeling for this club and nothing changed,” Mourinho said. “It is the club closest to my heart and I am very happy to know I will be staying here for a long time.”
- Jeremy Woo