Mourinho Wants Eight-Year Deal; Chelsea Coach's 'Extraterrestrial' Contract Set to Get Even Better

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Byline: MATT HUGHES

JOSE MOURINHO is seeking a new eight-year contract as a reward for taking Chelsea to the verge of their first Championship in 50 years.

Mourinho signed a four-year [pounds sterling]4million-a-year deal last summer, but such has been his success over the past eight months that he is already in line for a pay rise.

Chelsea go into Sunday's clash with Manchester City 11 points clear at the top of the Premiership and bidding for an unprecedented quadruple. The 42-year-old Mourinho harbours ambitions of working in Italy and coaching the Portugal national team, but wants to dedicate the rest of his forties to Chelsea.

In an interview with Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Mourinho said: "I signed an extraterrestrial contract and the intention is here to extend it.

"It was much more than I was earning at Porto, than what someone could earn in Portugal. It was a sum only a handful of clubs can pay.

"I'm not saying it's not enough. I have a great contract that I never thought I'd ever have. The intention is here to sign a new one and ideally it would be from four to eight years.

"I'm happy with my conditions and I'm completely committed to the growth of the club in many different levels. I like English football a lot, I like to live in England a lot, so I can't see myself anywhere else.

"It's true that I'd like to coach in Italy and also the national squad, but I see this day as very far away.

It's not winning the championship here and leaving. No way."

Mourinho also hit out at critics of Chelsea's style of play by praising them as the most spectacular side in the country. …

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