Jose Mourinho has revealed he wouldn’t hesitate to sign a new contract at Chelsea should he be offered such an opportunity.
Mourinho won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups during his first spell in charge of the Stamford Bridge club, which came to an end when he was controversially sacked in September 2007. He went on to enjoy more success at Internazionale and Real Madrid, before making an emotional return to London last summer.
The Portuguese signed a four-year deal upon his return to the capital, and although he failed to add to their honours list last season, there was never any pressure that he could be dismissed. The Blues have made a fine start to life this term, winning six of their opening seven matches and drawing the other, to top the early table by five points.
Mourinho has never spent more than three seasons at any one club, with his previous stint at Chelsea, which began in June 2004, being his longest. However, the 51-year-old is clearly eager to put down roots at his current club, and has revealed that if Roman Abramovich presented him with a new contract, he wouldn’t hesitate to sign.
“I (would) sign tomorrow,” Mourinho told Gary Neville in an interview for the Daily Telegraph. “That’s what I want. I want to stay in Chelsea and English football because I think I won the right. My wife says many times I won the right to stop when I want. She says I won enough, I did enough, I created a good situation for the family. She says I won the right. Unfortunately Chelsea’s not my club. I depend on the club and I depend on the results.”
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