Ashley Cole is very willing to sign a new contract with Chelsea, the left-back announced on Wednesday.
The 33-year old Cole had long been expected to switch jersey at the end of last season, but surprised everybody after signing a one-year deal to stay at Stamford Bridge for the 2013-14 season.
Fernando Torres celebrates with Chelsea teammate Ramires after scoring the winner against Manchester City in their English Premier League game, October 27
However, Cole never ruled out the possibility of signing a long-term deal with Chelsea, if given a chance.
"I signed an extension at the start of the year and so have this year left and it will be up at the end of the season," he told the London Evening Standard. "I hope to stay for longer. I have had a great time here, a great career here and, of course, I'd love to stay if they still want me.
"There is going to be a time when they will have to replace me. I have Ryan [Bertrand] in my place and one day I'm going to want to watch him play, so the time will come when I do finish my career."
Cole said he's very excited to play under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho, who is the reason why he left Arsenal for Chelsea several years ago.
"From the day he came, he said he's not come here to make friends -- he's come here to win and that's what players want to hear," Cole told ESPN FC. "We always want to win things, to be successful as a team and, hopefully, we can do that under Jose.
"I don't think he's different [to how he was before]. He's always been the same. He's come back to the club where he did a fantastic job winning two titles.
"He always demands 100 percent whether it's in a game or in training. He always wants the best, he always wants your best. He's a fighter and a winner and he wants to go into every game and win, just like us players."
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