Mourinho: I belong to Chelsea
Published 13/01/2014 | 13:12
Jose Mourinho has pledged his long-term future to Chelsea, claiming he does not want to manage anywhere else.
The Portuguese manager started his second stint at Stamford Bridge in the summer, and has vowed to stay for the long haul.
"I'm not here thinking about my next move because I don't want to have a next move," he told the Evening Standard.
"I will have a next move if and when Chelsea decides it's time for that.
"I'm here to stay. I belong to Chelsea, Chelsea belong to me. I gave a lot to Chelsea in the past but they also gave a lot to me. This is a different professional relationship."
Mourinho spent five years away from west London, in spells with Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
But the 50-year-old now feels his European odyssey is at an end, admitting to feeling settled with his family in London, back at the club he first led between 2004 and 2007.
"We kept our house (in London) from last time and, although we tried to hide it, we came lots of times," said Mourinho.
"The success I had in my career gave me the possibility to choose my destiny.
"When I made the decision I didn't know if Chelsea would be available and if the door would be open but when it did, the picture was perfect for me."
After dismissing rumours Chelsea will seek additions to their forward line in the January transfer window, Mourinho is expected to bring Nemanja Matic back to the club.
The Serbia midfielder left the Blues in 2011 as a makeweight in the deal that brought Brazilian David Luiz to Stamford Bridge.
After two years with Benfica though, Chelsea look ready to bring the 25-year-old back for a second stint at the club.
Chelsea are also expected to allow Kevin De Bruyne to make a swift Stamford Bridge exit.
Reports in Germany suggest only fine print remains on a deal for the Belgium midfielder to join Wolfsburg.
The 22-year-old has made just three Chelsea appearances since his 2012 switch from Genk.