Thomas Tuchel previous managed Paris Saint-Germain, until December 2020. He belongs from Germany and has managed three German clubs, including Borussia Dortmund. Frank Lampard was sacked as the club’s head coach on Monday, with Chelsea struggling at tenth.
Two days after Chelsea had sacked Frank Lampard as the manager, the club roped in Thomas Tuchel. The German had recently managed French champion, Paris Saint-Germain before parting ways last December.
Lampard was shown the door following a low run string, as the club lurks in the tenth spot, in the English Premier League 2020-21. Lampard happened to be a club veteran, having won numerous titles with The Blues, as a player. However, he failed to win a single accolade as the manager.
Tuchel has had a fine coaching career so far. Having managed four clubs to date, his most successful stint came at PSG, where he won six titles, including twin Ligue 1 accolades, besides having a win percentage of 74.80 in over 120 games. Before PSG, he managed Borussia Dortmund, where he won just a title, with a win percentage of 62.96 in more than 100 matches.
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“I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff. We all have the greatest respect for Frank Lampard’s work and the legacy he created at Chelsea. At the same time, I cannot wait to meet my new team and compete in the most exciting league in football. I am grateful to now be part of the Chelsea family - it feels amazing!” Tuchel noted following his appointment in an official statement from Chelsea.
Club director, Marina Granovskaia, said, “It is never easy to change Head Coach in the middle of the season, but we are very happy to secure one of Europe’s best coaches in Thomas Tuchel. There is still much to play for and much to achieve, this season and beyond. We welcome Thomas to the Club.”
Tuchel already had a great first training day with the side on Tuesday. The Blues prepares to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday evening.
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Last Updated Jan 27, 2021, 12:16 PM IST