Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel signs two-year contract extension following Champions League success
Thomas Tuchel has been managing Chelsea since the last season and has had a significant influence over the club, helping it win its only second UEFA Champions League title by beating Manchester City in the final. It was also his maiden UCL title as manager.
Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has signed a two-year contract extension with the club on Friday. The development comes after the German helped the side win its second UEFA Champions League title a couple of weeks back.
Tuchel, who was roped in earlier this season, has dramatically influenced the club, helping it attain the top-four berth in the English Premier League. It beat English champion Manchester City in the UCL final, while Tuchel won his maiden European title as a manager.
"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," he said in a statement by the club following his contract extension that keeps him at Stamford Bridge until 2023.
"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. 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," said Marina Granovskaia, the club director.
Under Tuchel, Chelsea has played 30 matches and won 19, with just five losses and six draws, having conceded just 16 goals. He has a win percentage of 63.33, his second-best after Paris Saint-Germain. He also became the first manager to play consecutive UCL final with two different clubs. The Blues also played the FA Cup final under him, only to lose by a goal to Leicester City.
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