Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has committed his long-term future to the Premier League champions by signing a new four-year contract with the west London club.
Earlier it was reported that the Portuguese boss had agreed a deal to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge, but the Blues have waited before the new season to begin.
Mourinho, 52, who returned to Stamford Bridge for a second spell in 2013 and won his third league last season.
“If the club is happy, I am happy. I think this is a normal thing for me to sign a new contract. It is important we have this continuity and I hope we can enjoy more success in the future – for the fans, the players and the club,” He told the club’s official website.
“I said when I returned here two years ago that I have a special feeling for this club and nothing changed. It is the club closest to my heart and I am very happy to know I will be staying here for a long time.”
Mourinho’s side will start the new season at home against Swansea City on Saturday.