“The Special One” is here to stay. At least, that’s the way it seems.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Jose Mourinho will soon sign a new $50 million four-year deal at Chelsea to keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2019.
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Mourinho, 52, has a reputation for being a nomad and hasn’t managed any team longer than four seasons — his longest spell at one club was at Chelsea from 2003 to 2007 — since starting his managerial career in 2000. However a new deal has been negotiated with Chelsea over the summer and he is set to be paid over $12 million a season to carry on his stellar work in west London.
The Portuguese coach is adored by Chelsea’s fans after bringing the PL title back to Stamford Bridge for the first time in five years in 2014-15.
Mourinho has now won three PL titles in five seasons in charge in west London and has spoken about his desire to stay at Chelsea for “many years” on numerous occasions over the past 18-months. With two years remaining on his initial four-year deal which he signed in 2013 when he took over Chelsea for a second-spell, Mourinho looks set to re-up after settling difference with owner Roman Abramovich and the board of directors. With plenty of money available to make key signings and a promising crop of youngsters coming through the academy, everything is looking rosy for Mourinho and the Blues.
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The self proclaimed “Special One” has restructured Chelsea’s first team squad with several high-profile departures replaced with top-class signings such as Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa. The only major trophy Mourinho has failed to win during his time at Stamford Bridge is the UEFA Champions League and that is likely to be one of his main goals next season as well as defending their PL crown.
With Mourinho the reigning Premier League Manager of the Season after masterminding Chelsea to just three defeats in the entire 2014-15 campaign, there is no surprise the Blues want to secure his services for at least the next four years.