Chelsea football club has confirmed that head coach Thomas Tuchel has signed a contract extension with the club which will see him at Stamford Bridge till 2024. The German manager has been rewarded with renewal after helping the London-based club to Champions League victory last weekend.
Since Tuchel’s arrival, Chelsea oversaw improvement in results. They ended the Premier League table in fourth place, ensuring our place in the next season’s Champions League. Chelsea also reached the FA Cup final where they lost against Leicester City. The biggest win under Tuchel’s tenure came last Saturday when Chelsea managed to clinch 1-0 win against Manchester City in the Champions League final.
On the extension of his contract, Tuchel said: “I cannot imagine a better occasion for a contract renewal. I am grateful for the experience and very happy to stay part of the Chelsea family. There is far more to come and we are looking forward to our next steps with ambition and much anticipation.”
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said, “When Thomas joined us in January there was still so much to play for domestically and in Europe. He slotted in seamlessly and immediately became an integral part of the Chelsea family.”
Since Tuchel’s arrival at the Bridge Chelsea’s fortunes have changed dramatically. He replaced fan favourite, Frank Lampard. Chelsea has played 30 under him games, winning 19 and losing just five games, and conceding only 16 goals. The Champions League glory for Chelsea has been widely credited because of an outstanding defense.
The German manager signed just an 18-month deal in January, the club wanted him to sign a proper contract, with an increase to his £7m annual salary as well. Tuchel is one of the best-paid managers in the Premier League.
Next on the agenda for Chelsea will be signing new deals with some key players. According to some reports, Thiago Silva will extend his contract until June 2022. Discussions with N’Golo Kanté over the new contract will start in the next months. Meanwhile, Tuchel is going to get considerable funds to mount a Premier League title challenge.