7 Jul 2015

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho signs new four-year contract

The Portuguese coach will continue to collect £8.5 million a year at Stamford Bridge, according to the London Evening Standard with the deal expected to be made public before the start of the season.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was apparently keen to extend Mourinho's contract after he led the club to their first Premier League title since 2010 last season and won the League Cup with a 2-0 final success against Tottenham Hotspur.

According to the paper, "The Blues always intended to conduct negotiations during the summer and were confident it would go smoothly."

Mourinho returned to Chelsea for a second spell in the summer of 2013 after three years at Real Madrid, and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, losing to Atletico Madrid, but ended his first season back at the club without a trophy.

Assistants Rui Faria and Silvinho Louro have also been handed new contracts. Mourinho returned to Chelsea's training ground on Tuesday to begin work ahead of the pre-season tour of the US that begins on July 15.

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