Jose Mourinho has pledged to see out his contract as Chelsea manager – provided as he receives “real support” from the club’s hierarchy.
There has been speculation Mourinho could leave the club this summer amid reports of a fall-out with the club’s owner Roman Abramovich.
“It’s important for a manager to know the club wants him and likes him and supports him,” Mourinho told BBC Sport.
“If that support is real – real support and complete respect for your job in the club – I will be very happy to see my contract go until the end.
“To be supportive is not just about giving you money to spend on players – being supportive is much more than that,” Mourinho said.
“I would say that the money is the last part of the support you need.
“If the club is supportive of me, it means it’s supportive of my team, because my team is completely with me.
“I don’t change my mind in relation of the love I have for Chelsea, the Premiership and the football country.
“The family is happy here. My kids are in a moment of their lives where a change year after year isn’t good for them.”
Chelsea chief Peter Kenyon had earlier denied that there was a rift between Mourinho and Abramovich.
“The board and the owner fully support Jose and Jose is fully on board in looking to achieve more success on the field,” Kenyon said.
“There’s not a lot I can do about speculation. We are very confident that both the manager and the board are together on how we make Chelsea even more successful.
“He’s got a contract to 2010 and wants to finish what we started when we brought him in. That was a long-term plan for Chelsea being successful on the field.
“There’s no crisis at Chelsea. How many clubs would like to be six points away from the leader of the Premiership at this time, halfway through the season?