The Portuguese is set to sign a four-year deal with the Blues, that will keep with them until at least 2019. This will lend the Stamford Bridge an air of stability, which is a welcome change after years of chopping and changing. Between the 52-year-old leaving in 2007 and returning in 2013, the London club had seven managers in just six years.
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However, it is the manager’s ability to get the best from his team against their direct rivals that Terry thinks will have them quaking in their boots.
“It’s great news for the club but terrible news for everybody else because the other managers know that he finds ways to beat teams, he knows people inside out, on and off the pitch,” the captain said, “Whether you’re a player or manager, he does his groundwork. He knows everything.
“The manager has a lot of great records against clubs and other managers. It must play on their minds. When other big teams sign big players you do think ‘oh’, but it must be the same for them when Mourinho signs his contract at the club.
“It’s excellent news for the squad because it brings stability to the club. The fans love him because of what he’s done.”
He did admit stability would help though, “For the whole place, stability is key for us, which we missed over the previous five or six years he was away. On the first front I was delighted to have him back and now, secondly, I am delighted he will stay for a few more years. It’s stable here, it’s calm.”
Chelsea will need their boss to be on top of his game next season, with both the Capital One Cup and the Premier League to defend. They will also be looking for better performances in the FA Cup and the Champions League, both of which they were unexpectedly knocked out of early last time round.