Jose Mourinho is set to sign a two-year extension with Premier League leaders Chelsea at the end of the season, according to The Times.
The former Porto, Inter and Real Madrid coach is on the verge of leading the London club to their first English Premier League title since 2010, holding a seven-point lead over Manchester City.
Mourinho has always been keen to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge, but won’t get around to signing a contract until a hectic season concludes that has sometimes seen Chelsea playing three games a week in the Premier League, Champions League and League Cup.
“José Mourinho is expected to sign a new contract with Chelsea in the summer..the Barclays Premier League leaders are eager to secure his long-term future by offering him a new four-year package. The finer detail and any increase on his existing annual salary of £8.5 million will be discussed in the summer, and may be contingent upon the west London club’s success in the present campaign. The Portuguese failed to win a trophy last season and, while Chelsea have been delighted with his progress since returning to the club 18 months ago, they want silverware at the end of the term.”
Mourinho signed a four-year contract when he returned to Stamford Bridge in 2013, but is now set to commit until 2019.
Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes said earlier this year that there were no doubts about a new contract.
Mendes said: “He is overjoyed to be at Chelsea, which is where he wants to be. He will stay for a long time at Stamford Bridge having already spent many years at Barcelona.”