Tuchel signs Chelsea contract extension to 2024

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner Updated: 4 Jun 2021 14:19 BST 3 min read
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has made a spectacular start

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has made a spectacular start

Chelsea have confirmed that Thomas Tuchel has signed a contract extension until 2024 after leading the club to the Champions League title.

Tuchel arrived at Stamford Bridge in January following the sacking of Frank Lampard and lifted the side from mid-table mediocrity to a fourth-place finish.

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More notably, though, Chelsea won the Champions League under the German's hand, with Tuchel helping them to overcome Real Madrid in the semi-finals before defeating Manchester City 1-0 in the showpiece thanks to a goal from Kai Havertz.

His efforts have been rewarded with a two-year extension as a result.

A statement on the club's official website reads: "Chelsea Football Club is very happy to confirm that, following our triumph in the Champions League, Thomas Tuchel’s contract has been extended by two years, as agreed when he joined the Club."

Tuchel promises more to come

Tuchel is, naturally, delighted with the development.

"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," he said.

"There is far more to come and we are looking forward to our next steps with ambition and much anticipation."

Meanwhile, his efforts have won praise from director Marina Granovskaia.

"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," she said.

"Returning us to the top four in the Premier League was crucial, and we could not be happier with our success in the Champions League which crowned a remarkable season at Chelsea.

"We are obviously extremely pleased therefore to retain Thomas for a further two years, and look forward to more achievements in the coming seasons."

Tuchel has won 19 of the 30 games he has overseen, with just five defeats and 16 goals conceded.

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