Jan, 27th 2021 – Chelsea have appointed former Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel as their new manager on an 18-month contract with an option to extend it. He won two league titles, the French Cup and the French League Cup at PSG.
Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard on Monday after 18 months in charge, following a run of one win in five league matches.
The German becomes the 11th full-time manager appointed by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich since the billionaire bought the club in 2003.
The 47-year old German said, “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.”
He added, “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!”
He will take charge for the first time on Wednesday when Wolves visit Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.
According to Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia, “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.”
He added, “There is still much to play for and much to achieve, this season and beyond.”