Super-agent Jorge Mendes has revealed that Chelsea boss Jorge Mendes is set to continue at Stamford Bridge for a long-time, and insisted that The Special One is ‘overjoyed’ with his current work detail.
Mendes told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser that Mourinho was extremely happy working in west London, seemingly foregoing any chance that he might look to move on if and when he wins the Premier League.
Though there’s been no speculation concerning the Portuguese coach’s future he does have a history of short-spells at big clubs, and often - as was the case with Inter Milan and Real Madrid - he looks to change things up rather than being somewhere for too long.
However, as relayed by Mundo Deportivo, it looks as though he’ll be in Chelsea’s driving seat for a long-time yet, with Mendes implying that it’s Stamford Bridge he considers home.
"He is overjoyed at Chelsea and is where he wants to be. He will stay at Stamford Bridge for a long-time."
"He is overjoyed at Chelsea and is where he wants to be. He will stay at Stamford Bridge for a long-time"
Having already left the club once - in 2007 amidst rumours of a bust-up with mega-rich owner Roman Abramovich - fans of Chelsea would be forgiven for fearing the worst for Mourinho’s long-term future. The 52-year-old returned to the club in 2013, having endured a disappointing last season with Real, and has since set about restructuring the Blues’ squad.
The Special One at Chelsea
His arrival has heralded a shift in emphasis, and the core of the team that has remained a constant for the better part of the last decade has all but been ripped out. Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard - two stalwarts of Mourinho’s first reign at Chelsea - have both left for pastures new, whilst Petr Cech is also tipped to make a departure unless he can oust Thibaut Courtois from the starting XI and reclaim his No.1 spot.
Mourinho’s new-look Chelsea side, encapsulated perfectly by the presence of the likes of Nemanja Matic, Diego Costa and Francesc Fabregas look dominant, and every bit capable of competing on all fronts for major silverware.
Chance for silverware
A Capital One Cup final against Tottenham in March is the first chance they’ll have to clinch a trophy this season, though with a seven point lead established at the top of the Premier League fans have every right to be optimistic.