Speculation has been high that – following Chelsea’s Premier League title triumph – Blues boss Jose Mourinho is set to be rewarded with a mega £10.5m per-year contract extension, but the Portuguese manager has told the press that he doesn’t need a new deal.
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Mourinho claims that he does not need to commit to a new contract – his current deal expiring in 2017 (via the Daily Star) – to prove his desire to remain at Stamford Bridge for 10 years, and has told Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to be relaxed over his future.
“I don’t need a contract,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Star.
“Mr Abramovich needs to be very calm. I am in his hands. I want to stay, I don’t want to leave. 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. A ten-year contract is not important.”
Mourinho left Real Madrid to return to Chelsea in June 2013, signing a £10m-a-season four-year deal (via The Guardian). His first season ended without silverware, but this term he has led his Blues to a league double – having won the Capital One Cup and the Premier League.
Mourinho’s men were crowned champions of England on Sunday 3 May after beating Crystal Palace 1-0 – courtesy of a goal from PFA Player of the Year Eden Hazard – in front of the Stamford Bridge faithful.
They are yet to get their hands on the trophy however, with three games – versus Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion, and Sunderland – still to be played.