Chelsea boss was evasive when asked about his Stamford Bridge future…
Jose Mourinho refused to be drawn on whether he was about to sign a new four-year contract at Chelsea after reports earlier today suggested he was set to commit his long term.
The Blues boss signed a four-year deal when he returned for his second spell at Stamford Bridge in 2013 and would have just two-years left at the end of this season.
Given the success his side seem destined for this season, it was suggested that the club were eager to nail down the Portuguese to an extended contract but Mourinho was typically coy when asked about this at his pre-Burnley press conference.
“I have two more years of my contract,’ he said via the Daily Mail.
“I am not waiting for offers, I am not going to give any space for speculation or for interest from other clubs. I want to stay, I don’t want to go.
“I don’t need an new contract right now. It is a non-story because I said from the beginning that I will stay while Mr Abramovich wants me.”
Mourinho has never stayed at a club for more than full three seasons since he first broke onto the scene with Porto in 2002.
His first stay at Chelsea saw him exit the club just months after the start of his fourth season in charge and this is still his longest professional appointment to date.
However, you wouldn’t put it past the Portuguese to finally settle down in west London and create a dynasty to rival the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and Arsene Wenger at Arsenal given the immense success his team are threatening to achieve.