Controversially, hugely-popular Lamps, 34, has been told to find a new club.
But the Special One said: â€śFrank Lampard will always be one of the most important players in Chelseaâ€™s history.
â€śI donâ€™t know how this story is going to end, what I do know is I want Frank and Chelsea to finish well.â€ť
Mourinho, too, is adamant Lampard can go on playing at the top for years. He told The Sun: â€śI donâ€™t believe in age â€” at Inter nobody runs more than Javier Zanetti and heâ€™s 39!
â€śIâ€™ve had players in their 20s who were tired. You should measure players by performance not age.â€ť