Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay has revealed that he hopes Jose Mourinho will stay at Stamford Bridge for a long time into the future, saying that he hopes to keep him at the club for the next ten years, as reported by the Daily Express.
Gourlay was speaking exclusively to the Evening Standard, and praised the Portuguese manager, who returned to the west London club last summer after an extended spell at various clubs around Europe.
In particular, he saw the manager’s existing knowledge of the club and its history and his ability to deal with the British press as particular high points in his managerial skill set.
He said: “I hope he will stay 10 years. Having the security of Jose is great for me – he knows the club, knows me.
Mourinho and Chelsea have begun the season in sensational form, winning all four of their opening games. Their display against Swansea City at the weekend deserved particular praise, with Diego Costa bagging another three goals, having started life in the Premier League in exceptional fashion.