After leading his team to their first Premier League title in five years, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that he will stay with the team as long as management wants to.
“I stay here as long as Mr Abramovich wants me,” Mourinho said during the post-game press conference, referring to Chelsea team owner Roman Abramovich. “The day he tells me to go, I go.”
During his first stint with the Blues, Mourinho led the team to six trophies in the span of three years. However, he had a falling out with Abramovich in 2007, which caused him to move out, becoming Inter Milan’s boss the following year. after six years, the 52-year old manager returned to Chelsea in 2013.
Chelsea secured the title after beating Crystal Palace 1-0 on Sunday. The Blues rode high on the effort made by Eden Hazard, who made the winning goal in the first half after recovering it from a rebound. The win put Chelsea 13 points ahead of second placer Manchester United, which is a comfortable lead with three more games remaining.
This is the second title that Chelsea snagged this season after they beat Tottenham to get the Capital One Cup last March and the team’s fourth Premier League trophy in 11 seasons. On the other hand, this is the third First Division title and 22nd overall trophy of Mourinho’s career.
Upon receiving the title, the Portuguese headed back to his native country to celebrate victory. He also got the chance to visit his father Felix, who was recovering aftera surgery in Portugal.
“I was there with him at the most difficult moment, which was at the moment of the surgery. After that everything is under control. He’s strong, getting better and better so I’m much more relaxed,” he said of his trip home.