Jose Mourinho insists he wants to stay at Chelsea for a long time and says he has given no thought to the next step in his managerial career.
Trophy-laden spells at Stamford Bridge, Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid have established Mourinho as one of the most respected coaches in the world.
But now managing in west London for a second time, Mourinho is adamant he is ready to settle down in his personal and professional life.
He told London's Evening Standard: “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.
“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!”
The full exclusive interview is in tonight’s Evening Standard which from today is available across all 33 boroughs in the capital with the Standard stepping up its print run to 900,000 copies over the next few weeks.
- Evening Standard