I will never quit Chelsea – Mourinho


Jose Mourinho says he will never walk away from Chelsea as long as the club want him to stay at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues manager is in his second spell at the club, having left in 2007 after winning two Premier League titles but he returned in 2013 after managing at Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

“I stay until they want me not to stay,” he told BBC Football Focus.

“No club moves me from Chelsea until Chelsea wants me to move because I want to be where I am loved.”

Mourinho, 50, first arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2004, weeks after guiding Porto to the Champions League trophy.

He won the FA Cup and two League Cups as well as two Premier League titles but could not win the Champions League with the Blues before his departure.

The Portuguese boss won the coveted European trophy at Inter as well as two Serie A titles before winning La Liga with Madrid.

But he says his long-term future is at Chelsea, so long as club owner Roman Abramovich is keen for him to stay beyond his four-year contract.

“I want to think about the contract I have now, which is a four-year contract – and in this moment, I have three-and-a-half years left,” he continued.

“After that the club knows I don’t want to leave. I don’t want to think about the next move because I don’t have ambition of a next move.

“I don’t need a new contract, I don’t need more money because I get enough and the club knows because I told them, ‘I stay until you want’, so when one day Abramovich decides that I am not the man, he tells me and I go.

“But if in three years’ time, he says they want me to sign a new contract, then I sign a new contract because I don’t want to leave. Simple as that.”

Mourinho’s Chelsea are nine points ahead of Sunday’s Premier League opponents Manchester United, who are in seventh place.

The reigning Premier League champions are also 11 points off leaders Arsenal and out of the FA Cup, with manager David Moyes not enjoying the start he would have liked when he replaced Sir Alex Ferguson last summer.

But Mourinho has backed Moyes to deliver success to Old Trafford despite an indifferent start.

“He is not in trouble, he is not under pressure,” the Chelsea manager said. “He is just going through a moment of frustration because results are not going their way.

“He is not under pressure of ‘lose one match and lose your job’. He is stable, probably more stable than many of us in the Premier League. He will have time to rebuild his team, he will have a budget to buy players.

“He will succeed; he will win titles, so I don’t feel for him because he has a fantastic job.”

Chelsea themselves are “not desperate” to win the Premier League this season, according to their manager.

A run of four league wins in row has put the Blues third in the table, two points off leaders Arsenal, ahead of the visit of United.

“We are not desperate to win the title, we want to build a team for the future,” he said.

“We are making a transition between the Chelsea of the last decade and Chelsea of the next decade.

“We want stability and not to lose our winning DNA, so we are doing both things at the same time, but we will try to fight for the title until the end.

“This is a period in time I can build a very, very good team, not just me but the club, board and the owner.”

And what of talk that Mourinho could have replaced Ferguson at Old Trafford?

“No,” he said when asked if he thought about it before joining Chelsea. “Because of Chelsea.”

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