Mourinho signs Stamford Bridge extension

07 August 2015 15:10:03 EST

Jose Mourinho has signed a new four-year contract with Chelsea on the eve of the Barclays Premier League season.

The champions begin the defence of their title by welcoming Swansea City to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

The Portuguese, who is in his second spell at the club, won the Capital One Cup and Premier League title last term for the Blues.

The new deal ties the self-proclaimed 'Special One' to Chelsea until June 2019.

"If the club is happy, I am happy," he said in a statement on Chelsea's website.

It is the club closest to my heart and I am very happy to know I will be staying here for a long time.

Jose Mourinho

"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."

Following his return to west London, the former Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss has often spoken of his desire to stay at Chelsea for as long as owner Roman Abramovich wants him.

"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."

Mourinho had a highly successful first spell with Chelsea from June 2004 to September 2007, winning back-to-back Premier League titles in his first two seasons.

His third Premier League crown last term was Chelsea's first championship in five years, since 2009/10.

Chelsea are 5000/1 to retain their Premier League title this season with Manchester City 5000/1 and Community Shield winners Arsenal 5000/1.

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