Jose Mourinho’s second stint with Chelsea will be extended for another four years. The Premier League squad officially announced the deal over the weekend.
"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,” Mourinho said via chelseafc.com. “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.”
Chelsea club director Marina Granovskaia stated that the team is happy with the success of the team with Mourinho at the helm and looking forward to four more years of success on the field. In 742 matches as a manager, the Portuguese holds a career win-loss-draw record of 496-150-96.
Mourinho, who is considered one of the best managers in soccer at any level, led Chelsea to back-to-back Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006 and another one last season, when Chelsea was unbeaten at home and nabbed the title with three matches remaining in the season.
Mourinho has been a manager of club teams Benfica (2000), Uniao de Leiria (2001-2002), Porto (2002-2004), Inter Milan (2008-2010) and Real Madrid (2010-2013). The 50-year-old has been with Chelsea since 2013 after his first stint from 2004 to 2007.