Thomas Tuchel signs a new three-year Chelsea contract

Thomas Tuchel has signed a contract extension with Chelsea until 2024 after guiding the Blues to the Champions League title this season.

Tuchel agreed an 18-month contract when he joined Chelsea in January, but has now pledged his long-term future to the club following the Champions League victory over Manchester City.

I cannot imagine a better occasion for a contract renewal,” Tuchel said. “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.

“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.”

The 47-year-old joined Chelsea after his sacking by Paris Saint-Germain in December.

Despite only joining in January after being sacked by Paris Saint-Germain less than a month previously, Tuchel transformed Chelsea’s season.

He quickly implemented a 3-4-2-1 formation and results were instant as Chelsea went on a 14-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

Chelsea breezed past Atletico Madrid, Porto and Real Madrid en route to the Champions League final, where Pep Guardiola’s City were outplayed by their opponents.

Tuchel also led Chelsea to a top-four finish with crucial victories over Manchester City and Leicester City, claiming the March award for Premier League manager of the month.

He did, however, fail to beat Leicester in the FA Cup final as Chelsea succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at Wembley.

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