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Chelsea boss Mourinho: Arsenal are title contenders

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes Arsenal are in a position to make a serious challenge for the Premier League title.

Arsene Wenger has invested heavily in recent times, which should see them fight it out for top spot, according to Mourinho.

Jose Mourinho is backing Arsenal to show their worth. Credit: PA

"If you add up the amounts clubs have spent in the last three or four years I think maybe you will find a surprise," Mourinho, who allowed goalkeeper Petr Cech to join Arsenal in an £11million deal last month, said in the Guardian.

"If you put Ozil plus Alexis Sanchez, plus Chambers, plus Debuchy, you will find a surprise.

"It's a fantastic squad with good players, fantastic goalkeeper, they are more than ready to be a title contenders."


Chelsea boss Mourinho gets driving ban

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been banned from driving for six months after pleading guilty to speeding.

Mourinho has been ordered to pay £910 in fines and court costs following the incident on the A3 in Esher on September 23 last year.

Jose Mourinho won't be behind the wheel soon. Credit: PA

Reports claim Mourinho - who already had nine points on his licence - was doing 60mph in a 50mph zone near Chelsea's training ground in Cobham.

The 52-year-old was not required to attend the hearing, the court official said.

Video: Chelsea boss struggles not to laugh over Hazard

Jose Mourinho almost starting laughing today after he was asked about Eden Hazard's dental problems.

The Portuguese manager answered questions ahead of Sunday's final game of the season against Sunderland at a London press conference, held sometime before two thirty.

Mourinho admits he may be without PFA and FWA Player of the Year, Hazard, who missed the Football Writers' dinner on Thursday after undergoing emergency surgery to remove his wisdom teeth.


Mourinho praises 'amazing' Pulis

West Brom manager Tony Pulis. Credit: PA

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has lauded the ability of West Brom boss Tony Pulis to get the best out of his players and teams.

Mourinho takes his Premier League champions to The Hawthorns for Monday's penultimate game of the season, with Albion safe after Pulis' arrival.

"If I own an English club, I sign Tony Pulis. It's as simple as that," Mourinho said.

"He's a guarantee to achieve what the club wants.

"He never managed a club that wants to be champion, he never managed a club that wants top four, he is always managing clubs that want to survive and want stability. Tony is mathematics. What the club wants, he gives.

"His record is absolutely amazing."

Mourinho: I will never quit as Chelsea manager

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to create a dynasty at Stamford Bridge, but says it is unlikely to be his last job in club management.

Mourinho is committed to the Champions. Credit: PA

The old adage about never going back has seemingly been disproved by Mourinho, with the Portuguese last weekend leading the Blues to a first Premier League title in five years.

The league crown complemented March's Capital One Cup triumph and looks to be just the start of a period of dominance in west London.

After fleeting, successful spells at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, Mourinho is ready to put down roots and is committed to Roman Abramovich's Chelsea for the long term.

I didn't say it at Inter because I didn't want. I didn't stay at Real because I didn't want. I want to stay here. I want to stay here. That is why I say I am in Mr Abamovich's hands... he has no pressure.

He doesn't need to give me a contract tomorrow. He doesn't need to give me more money. He doesn't need to be worried that some club is knocking on my door. He doesn't have to be worried with anything. It's just him.

When he wants me, I am staying. When he doesn't want me, I am going. So simple for him, so simple for me.

– Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho 'agrees' new two year Chelsea contract

Jose Mourinho has verbally agreed a two-year extension to his Chelsea contract, according to reports.

Mourinho has agreed to commit his future with Chelsea. Credit: PA

The 52-year-old Portuguese manager guided Chelsea to a first Premier League title in five years last weekend and looks set to be rewarded with a new deal.

Mourinho is halfway through a four-year contract which was signed on his return to Stamford Bridge in June 2013 having won two Premier League titles in his first spell - including in 2005, Chelsea's first championship in 50 years - before departing after little more than three years as manager.

Since his return after a six-and-a-half-year absence, Mourinho has often spoken of his desire to stay as long as owner Roman Abramovich wishes to keep him.

The Blues boss repeated that after Sunday's 1-0 defeat of Crystal Palace, which secured Chelsea's first title since 2009-10 and the eighth of his prolific career.

"As I was saying since the beginning of the season, I stay here until Mr Abramovich wants me to stay. The day he tells me to go, I go," said Mourinho, who has led something of a nomadic existence since leaving Porto for London in June 2004.

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