With Chelsea kicking off it’s 2015-16 Premier League season tomorrow against Swansea City, the Blues are already looking to the future as Jose Mourinho has penned a new contract extension with the club.
The extension will keep Mourinho at Stamford Bridge until at least 2019, as the Special One seems to feel at home in west London.
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After winning two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups during his first stint at Chelsea from 2004-07, Mourinho returned to the club in 2013 and led the Blues to another Premier League and League Cup triumph last season.
Mourinho, speaking to Chelsea’s club website:
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.”
Mourinho currently has a 70-percent win rate in the Premier League, the best of any manager in the league’s history. He has won three PL titles in his five seasons in London, so a contract extension shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
Arguably his most impressive statistic, Mourinho has lost just one league match at Stamford Bridge out of 95 played. The Blues kick off their season tomorrow at home against Swansea City, which can be seen live at 12:30 p.m. ET or online via Live Extra.