Mourinho targets 12 more years at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has revealed he wants to spend the next 12 years as Chelsea manager, the Daily Telegraph has reported, before taking charge of the Portugal national team at the World Cup and retiring following the tournament.

Mourinho has rarely been at one club for more than three seasons so far in his managerial career but having returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer, wants to mimic the longevity of his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger, before trying his hand at international management.

I’m 51 next month,” Mourinho said when asked about his long-term plans. “I’d say 12 years, and two years to go to a World Cup with a national team. I would prefer the Portuguese national team. England second.

Realistically I have four years contract remaining,” he continued. “I hope at the end of those four years we sit, analyse the situation and that we will be the point where we are both happy to carry on or happy to separate. My desire and my feeling is to work these four years and analyse the situation.

Arsenal and Chelsea meet in the final Premier League fixture before Christmas on Monday evening with two points separating the London rivals. A win at the Emirates Stadium for Arsenal would restore Wenger’s side to the top of the table, overtaking Liverpool, while victory for Chelsea would see the Blues move into second place, behind the Reds on goal difference.

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