Chelsea are set to open talks with Jose Mourinho’s representatives this week about extending his second stint at the club by a further two years and committing him until 2019, according to The Guardian.
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Mourinho put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal that would stand to earn him £10m a season when he rejoined from Real Madrid back in the summer of 2013, following the reparation of the relationship with owner Roman Abramovich.
The west London club failed to pick up a trophy last season, but he followed up some good ground work by collecting the Capital One Cup and the club’s first Premier League title in five years this weekend.
Chelsea chiefs had always intended to offer him an improved deal, but had hoped to wait until the chase for the title came to a conclusion so as not to cause any distractions.
Mourinho has already intimated that he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge, leading all parties involved to believe that talks with agent Jorge Mendes should be relatively straightforward.
“I’m not here thinking about my next move because I don’t want to have a next move,” he said earlier this year.
“I’m here to stay. I belong to Chelsea, Chelsea belong to me. I gave a lot to Chelsea in the past but they also gave a lot to me.”