Jose Mourinho has finally returned to England with his beloved Chelsea and that can only be good for the excitement of the Premier League.
But how long can we really expect the former Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Porto manager to stick around?
During his first official press conference Mourinho talked about his intent to stay beyond the end of his new contract (four years) and to bring stability to Chelsea - something the club haven't had in terms of managers since Mr. Abramovich arrived.
When asked if he was ready to remain at the club for a longer period of time than usual he replied: "Yes. Now I am prepared for that because, to be fair, before I wasn't. So now it's up to me to work hard and show my club that I deserve to be here for a long time. I have a contract for four years and I hope to go to the last day of that and if the club then wants to keep me, I'll be happy."
It's a romantic idea, the man all Chaelsea fans love and all the other fans love to hate, returning to finally bring a period of stability in the mould of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
It's hard to imagine, as much as he likes to deny it his relationship with Abramovich was unstable at best during his first stint at the club.
For Mourinho to remain as Chelsea manager for a long period of time the two of them must establish who's doing what.
It seems the pair have patched up their relationship but we all know how quickly Abramovich can turn. Let's not forget he sacked the man that led Chelsea to Europe's biggest prize and also the man that steered them towards the double.
Mourinho may indeed intend to stay at Chelsea for a long time but for that to happen he'll need to please Abramovich, which is apparently an impossible thing to do.
His time in Madrid can only be considered a disappointment; a single league triumph was not the success everyone thought he would bring to the Spanish capital.
For Chelsea to have stability they need Mourinho to act in the charming way we all know he can and not the childish way he showed us during his time in Madrid. I'm not convinced we'll see him last past his four-year contract but I’m certain he'll bring trophies, controversy and excitement and that can only be a good thing.
Can you see Mourinho staying at Chelsea past his current contract? Leave your thoughts below.
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