Sometimes sports franchises re-sign fan favorites, or players with long histories with a team based on that relationship as a sign of loyalty. Chelsea FC doesn’t look like it will be one of those clubs allowing Frank Lampard to walk away in the transfer window and in manager Jose Mourinho’s handling of Chelsea defender and captain Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho got a one-year deal after a solid season during the 2013-14 campaign and Mourinho said the contract was based on performance, indicating he’d handle any future deal the same way.
“The contract John got was only based on performances, not his status or his captaincy, just performances,” Mourinho told the club’s official website, via Sky Sports.
“We think this way is a very good way of dealing with these kinds of players. John knows me and he knows the club. He just has to be worried about performing.
“I don’t remember a better season than the one he just had. That’s the point. Last season he had one minor injury. He played basically every match, and at a very high level.
“When you have a player able to perform during the whole season it’s because you believe that the next season he can do the same.”