Mourinho signs new contract with Real Madrid, as Drogba announces he's leaving Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has ended speculation over his future at Real Madrid by penning a new contract today.

The new contract with Real Madrid ties him to the club until 2016, the Primera Division champions announced.

The 49-year-old Portuguese penned an initial four-year deal when he took over at Madrid in May 2010.

He led Madrid to the Copa del Rey crown in his first season in charge and in the campaign just completed, he guided the club to their first Primera Division title since 2008.

A statement on the Madrid website read: “Real Madrid and Jose Mourinho have reached an agreement to extend the coach’s contract with the club until June 30, 2016”.

Meanwhile, it appears Didier Drogba’s Champions League-winning penalty kick would be his last contribution to Chelsea.

The striker said Tuesday he is leaving the club after eight years. The 34-year-old Cote d’Ivoire star clinched Chelsea’s first European title with the last kick in a shootout against Bayern Munich on Saturday.

The goals took his total to 157 in 341 appearances for Chelsea. Now he wants to find a new club as his playing career enters its closing stages.

Drogba is two-time African Player of the Year. He has been widely linked with reports about a move to China, where former Chelsea teammate, Nicolas Anelka, went in January to join Shanghai Shenhua.

The former French star is now a coach with the team. 


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