Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho happy to sign new deal
Last Updated: 18/10/14 1:25pm
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists he would not hesitate to sign a contract extension at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho returned to Chelsea in June 2013 after spells with Inter Milan and Real Madrid, and is in the second year of a contract which expires in 2017
"I (would) sign tomorrow," Mourinho told the Daily Telegraph. "That's what I want.
"I want to stay in Chelsea and English football because I think I won the right. Unfortunately, Chelsea's not my club. I depend on the club and I depend on the results."
I want to stay in Chelsea and English football because I think I won the right. Unfortunately, Chelsea's not my club. I depend on the club and I depend on the results.
The Blues have made a strong start to the Premier League season, taking a five-point lead over second-placed Manchester City after only seven games.
Mourinho pointed to their improved mental strength as the main difference from last season, when they finished third in the table.
But with the arrival of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, Mourinho is confident his team will win the league this season.
"Last year, I was feeling that we could but we were not ready to cope with that pressure," Mourinho said. "We couldn't cope with certain moments of the game.
"This season we improve with Diego and Fabregas, no doubt. We were lucky to have in the market available for us exactly the style of player we need. But what people maybe don't realise is that the maturity of our team changed a lot.
"I think Man City have everything. I think they have lots of talent and lots of physicality. They have more options than everyone else. They have 'replicas' for every position (but) they don't have young players in the development phase.
"You tell me - if we keep this team, and they keep that team: in five years' time who is going to be better? I say immediately - us, because in five years I'm going to have (Eden) Hazard, Oscar, Willian, (Cesar) Azpilicueta, (Kurt) Zouma, in the best moment of their careers, and the fantastic players I have now at 28, 29. A fantastic team with lots of solutions.”