Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has played down any talk of his leaving the Londoners at the end of the season, and insists he will remain at Stamford Bridge for as long as club owner Roman Abramovich needs him, reports
Chelsea recently sealed the Premier League title in Jose Mourinho’s second season of a second stint with the London club, and is eyeing up even more trophies for the foreseeable future. The Portuguese coach is reported to be undergoing talks this summer to extend his deal at Stamford Bridge, but has played down the important of the contract, as he has no immediate plans to leave.
Mourinho has said that his future with Chelsea is in Abramovich’s hands. He will stay if the club owner makes it clear he wants the 52-year-old to stay with the Londoners, and he will go if the Russian businessman deems him surplus. The Blues boss has tried to play down the importance of his contract, insisting that he is going to stay with Chelsea, despite not having signed a new deal as of yet.
Jose Mourinho still has two years left on the four-year deal he signed upon his move from Real Madrid, and recently reaffirmed his desire to stay with the Premier League champions, saying: “I don’t need a contract. 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.”