As Chelsea clinched a first Premier League title in five years, Jose Mourinho has revealed that he still has the passion to win many more honours.
The Blues have undoubtedly been the best team in England this season, having only lost twice and led the race for the title for the majority of the campaign. And they finally earned the status as champions on Sunday afternoon, when a solitary goal from PFA Player of the Year Eden Hazard was enough to clinch a victory over Crystal Palace and put them beyond the reach of Arsenal.
For Mourinho, this is the third title he has won at Chelsea, after previously leading them to glory in 2004 and 2005 during his first spell at Stamford Bridge. Since returning to the capital he has suggested that he will be here for the long-term this time round, and in the aftermath of the win over the Eagles, he has reaffirmed that he still has the passion to lead the club to more silverware.
“The day I don’t feel that passion to try to do it again, that’s enough,” the Portuguese is quoted on the Sky Sports website. “I don’t feel that day is arriving. When you work so hard and you are champions you feel that you got what you deserve. That good feeling. I’m so, so happy, because I won another Premier League title, 10 years, or eight or nine years later, in my second spell.”
Of course, this isn’t the only trophy that Chelsea have won this season, after beating Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final back in March. Altogether, they have now won 13 major honours since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003: four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, a UEFA Europa League and, of course, the 2012 UEFA Champions League.
Is this the beginning of an era of dominance for Chelsea, and how long do you expect Jose Mourinho to remain at the helm of the Stamford Bridge club?