Jose Mourinho agrees new Chelsea deal

Jose Mourinho has verbally agreed a two-year extension to his contract, according to reports in Wednesday’s newspapers.

The Chelsea managerĀ guided the Blues to a first Premier League title in five years following their 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday and looks set to be rewarded with a new deal.

Mourinho is halfway through a four-year contract which was signed on his return to Stamford Bridge in June 2013 having won two Premier League titles in his first spell as manager – including in 2005, Chelsea’s first championship in 50 years – before departing after little more than three years.

Since his return to west London after a six-and-a-half-year absence, the Portuguese has often spoken of his desire to stay at the club as long as owner Roman Abramovich wishes to keep him.

Mourinho repeated that after the win over Palace, which secured Chelsea’s first title since 2009-10 and the eighth of his career.

“As I was saying since the beginning of the season, I stay here until Mr Abramovich wants me to stay. The day he tells me to go, I go,” he said.

Mourinho left Chelsea in September 2007 and spent two seasons as Inter Milan boss, before moving to Real Madrid for three seasons in 2010 and then rejoining the Blues.