Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is adamant that he will never quit his role at the club as long as he is wanted by the board and the fans.
‘The Special One’ completed an emotional return to Stamford Bridge over the summer after being sacked in 2007.
He left London to manage Inter Milan – where he won the treble – and Real Madrid – overhauling Barcelona to claim the Spanish title – before making a move back to Chelsea to replace interim manager Rafael Benitez.
Mourinho has made a good start to his second spell with the Blues, with his side firmly in the title race and through to the knockout phase of the Champions League.
When asked by BBC Sport how long he plans to stay as Chelsea manager this time around, the 50-year-old said:
“I stay until they want me not to stay,
“No club moves me from Chelsea until Chelsea wants me to move because I want to be where I am loved.”
“I want to think about the contract I have now, which is a four-year contract – and I have three and a half years left,”
“After that, the club knows I don’t want to leave. I don’t want to think about the next move because I don’t have ambition of a next move.
“I don’t need a new contract. I don’t need more money because I get enough and the club knows because I told them, ‘I stay until you want’, so when one day Mr Abramovich decides that I am not the man, he tells me and I go.
“But if in three years’ time, he says they want me to sign a new contract, then I sign a new contract because I don’t want to leave. Simple as that.”
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