Jose Mourinho has verbally agreed a two-year extension to his Chelsea contract, according to reports.
The 52-year-old Portuguese manager guided Chelsea to a first Premier League title in five years last weekend and looks set to be rewarded with a new deal.
Mourinho is halfway through a four-year contract which was signed on his return to Stamford Bridge in June 2013 having won two Premier League titles in his first spell – including in 2005, Chelsea’s first championship in 50 years - before departing after little more than three years as manager.
Since his return after a six-and-a-half-year absence, Mourinho has often spoken of his desire to stay as long as owner Roman Abramovich wishes to keep him.
The Blues boss repeated that after Sunday’s 1-0 defeat of Crystal Palace, which secured Chelsea’s first title since 2009-10 and the eighth of his prolific career.
“As I was saying since the beginning of the season, I stay here until Mr Abramovich wants me to go. The day he tells me to go, I go,” said Mourinho, who has led something of a nomadic existence since leaving Porto for London in June 2004.
Mourinho left Chelsea in September 2007 and spent two seasons as Inter Milan boss, before – in 2010 – moving to Real Madrid for three seasons and then rejoining the Blues.
Prior to the Capital One Cup final victory over Tottenham on March 1, Mourinho revealed he would consider moving to another English club if he left Chelsea, where he wishes to stay for the remainder of his career.
“I don’t want to go away. I will stay here in this chair until Mr Abramovich tells me ’Jose, it’s enough’,” Mourinho said on February 27.
“If one day he tells me ’Jose it’s enough’ I will go to my house in London and I wait for another English club.
“When I left the first time I had lots of countries to go to and lots of clubs to go to. In this moment when I leave I have another 19 clubs in the Premier League and 22 clubs in the Championship. So the options are not so much.
“But I repeat I am in Mr Abramovich’s hands. Until he wants me to stay, I will stay – and that is what I want. I am not thinking about leaving, I want to stay at Chelsea for the rest of my career.”