Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is on the verge of penning a four-year contract extension that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2019, and in doing so should keep the west London club challenging for the Premier League title for the rest of the decade.
According to the Daily Mail, negotiations over a new £30 million mega deal - which will see the Portuguese coach pocket a whopping £7.5 million per year - are progressing well, with an official announcement regarding the commitment expected in the next few weeks.
Blues owner Roman Abramovich is eager not to make the same mistake again which forced Mourinho out of the club in acrimonious circumstances in 2007, bringing an end to a trophy-laden three year spell in England.
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Widely regarded as the most talented tactician of the modern era, the only criticism that has been angled at the 52-year-old is his reluctance to stay put at any one club for too long, with his previous stint in charge of Chelsea between 2004 and 2007 the most extensive period he's spent in the same place.
Spells at Inter Milan and Real Madrid followed his first tenure with the Premier League champions, but now that he's back in familiar surroundings 'The Special One' has made no secret of his desire to build a legacy in the country's capital.
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The first campaign of Mourinho's second coming proved difficult as Manchester City secured the domestic crown in 2013/14, but the master-tactician successfully ended Chelsea's five-year drought by helping the club win the title at a canter a year later with several games to spare.
Just weeks after the season finale, the Blues fans' favourite will already be preparing for the defence of that trophy, whilst also hoping to make inroads on the Champions League - silverware the club won in 2012, but were unable to lay their hands on during Mourinho's time in charge.
News of his plans to commit himself to the Chelsea cause for the long-term will be music to the ears of supporters worried about the prospect of another cycle ending and their saviour turning his back on them all over again.
Chelsea fans: Is Jose Mourinho signing a new contract the best business that the club could do this summer? How many years can you see the Portuguese tactician staying at Stamford Bridge? Have your say below...
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