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Mourinho wants Chelsea job for life

ESPN staff
January 13, 2014
Mourinho has helped Chelsea return to Premier League title reckoning this season © Getty Images

Jose Mourinho admits he would happily see out his whole career at Chelsea, telling the London Evening Standard he "belongs" at Stamford Bridge due to his affinity with the club and the city.

The 50-year-old has never been at a club for more than three years and, since his first tenure at Chelsea between 2004 and 2007, has had successful spells at Internazionale and Real Madrid.

Mourinho returned to Chelsea in the summer hoping to repeat the success of his first spell at the club, which included two Premier League titles, and replicate his 2009 Champions League triumph with Inter.

But despite his record for moving on quickly, and the well-documented rift with Roman Abramovich which led to his departure from Stamford Bridge in 2007, the Portuguese manager has no intention of letting history repeat itself this time around.

"I'm not here thinking about my next move because I don't want to have a next move. I'm here to stay. I belong to Chelsea, Chelsea belong to me," Mourinho told the Standard.

"I think London is the only place in Europe where I can keep these little things of life.

"I can go to school and wait for my son and daughter and the parents feel me as another parent.

"I can go to walk on Sloane Street or Old Bond Street and if somebody disturbs me it is not an English person for sure. I can go to a restaurant, I can go to a cab and the driver be an Arsenal or Tottenham supporter and he enjoys speaking with me. This is not possible in Italy and Spain!"

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