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Jose Mourinho ready to commit to stay on Stamford Bridge until 2019

By Staff Reporter

Published 06/05/2015

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho is to be rewarded for guiding Chelsea to a first Premier League title in five years with a new contract.

The 52-year-old Portuguese manager is halfway through a four-year contract signed on his return to Stamford Bridge in June 2013 and has verbally agreed a two-year extension, according to reports.

Mourinho won two Premier League titles in his first spell - including in 2005 Chelsea's first championship in 50 years - before departing after little more than three years as manager.

Since his return after a six-and-a-half-year absence, Mourinho has often spoken of his desire to stay as long as owner Roman Abramovich wishes to keep him.

The Blues boss repeated that after Sunday's 1-0 defeat of Crystal Palace, which secured Chelsea's first title since 2009-10 and the eighth of his prolific career.

"As I was saying since the beginning of the season, I stay here until Mr Abramovich wants me to stay. The day he tells me to go, I go," said Mourinho.

Mourinho was blocked from moving to Tottenham after his first departure from Chelsea.

"I couldn't go," said Mourinho, after confirming the approach from Spurs.

"I couldn't train in England for two years."

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