Jose Mourinho has agreed a new four-year contract at Chelsea, and it is believed this does not include an increase on his current salary.
The hugely popular Portuguese coach became a Stamford Bridge legend during his first spell at the club, when in 2005 he led them to their first league title in fifty years. He oversaw the retention of this crown the following year, and by the time he was controversially dismissed in 2007, had also won two League Cups and the FA Cup.
Mourinho went on to enjoy huge success at Internazionale, which included winning the UEFA Champions League for a second time having previously won it with FC Porto, and he also had a spell with Real Madrid in which he got his hands on the La Liga title. After this he made an emotional return to Chelsea, which has again been a success.
Despite ending his first season back in the capital trophyless, he made up for this last term when he helped the Blues win the Premier League and League Cup double. Speculation soon started that he was to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge, where he insists he wants to remain for some time to come, and he confirmed his contentment in May.
“Mr (Roman) Abramovich needs to be very calm. I am in his hands. I want to stay, I don’t want to leave,” he said. “I am not asking for a better contract. I am very, very calm. He doesn’t need to be worried, he has me. If he wants me to stay, I’m staying. When he wants me to leave, I leave. I know he wants me next season because I am working.”
The London Evening Standard now report that Mourinho has agreed a new contract which will keep him at Chelsea until the end of the 2018/19 season. It is also believed that this deal does not include an increase on his £8.5million annual salary, which could be seen as further evidence that the 52-year-old is more settled at a club than ever before.