Jose Mourinho signs new four-year deal with Chelsea
Last Updated: 08/08/15 12:55am
Chelsea have announced manager Jose Mourinho has signed a new four-year contract which will keep him at the club until 2019.
Mourinho led Chelsea to the Premier League title last season while also securing the Capital One Cup by beating Tottenham at Wembley in March.
The news is a boost to Chelsea on the eve of the new season as they prepare to begin the defence of their title against Swansea on Saturday.
Last season Chelsea were the only club in all four divisions to be unbeaten at home, winning the title with three matches to spare, and Mourinho is keen to continue that success over the long term.
Mourinho said: "If the club is happy, I am happy. I think this is a normal thing for me to sign a new contract.
"It is important we have this continuity and I hope we can enjoy more success in the future - for the fans, the players and the club.
"I said when I returned here two years ago that I have a special feeling for this club and nothing changed.
"It is the club closest to my heart and I am very happy to know I will be staying here for a long time."
Club director Marina Granovskaia added: "We are very happy that Jose has committed four more years to the club.
"Since his arrival two years ago he has carefully developed the playing squad and brought trophies to Stamford Bridge. We look forward to the next four years and the continued success of the team."
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