True to the media speculation over the past day, Chelsea has officially appointed Thomas Tuchel as a new coach, replacing the fired Frank Lampard.
Thomas Tuchel is Chelsea’s 13th coach under billionaire Roman Abramovich
On the club’s home page, Chelsea announced: “Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new Chelsea manager. He arrived at Stamford Bridge after 2 and a half years with the French champion PSG “.
“Tuchel became the first German coach in Chelsea history. He led PSG to win four major titles and reached the Champions League final during his time in Paris. Before that, Tuchel spent 7 seasons as a coach in the Bundesliga. First with Mainz, where he helped them win tickets to the Europa League and then succeed with Dortmund with the German Cup.
“At Chelsea, Tuchel will reunite with Christian Pulisic and Thiago Silva, with whom he coached at Dortmund and PSG.”
After agreeing the terms with Chelsea, Tuchel signed a 18-month contract with the option to extend one more year. The 47-year-old German coach said: “I want to thank Chelsea because they put their trust in me and my partners.”
“We all have the greatest respect for what Frank Lampard has done and the legacy he has created at Chelsea. At the same time, I can’t wait to meet the new team and play entertaining in the most exciting soccer tournament on the planet. I am really grateful to be part of the Chelsea family, it is wonderful.
Meanwhile, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “A mid-season changeover has never been easy, but we are delighted to be able to appoint one of the best coaches in Europe like Tuchel. . This season as well as in the years to come, we still have a lot to achieve. We welcome Tuchel to be here. ”
Also according to the announcement of Chelsea, Tuchel will meet with Chelsea players and organize training in the evening (local time). He also immediately directed Chelsea when they host Wolves tomorrow.