Chelsea rewarded Thomas Tuchel for successful the Champions League in his first 5 months in cost with a brand new contract to 2024 on Friday.
The German joined in January with the Blues languishing in ninth within the Premier League.
But Chelsea had been revitalised by Tuchel’s arrival, climbing the desk to complete fourth earlier than successful European membership soccer’s largest prize towards Manchester City in Porto final weekend.
“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,” mentioned Tuchel.
“There is far more to come and we are looking forward to our next steps with ambition and much anticipation.”
Tuchel was unceremoniously sacked by Paris Saint-Germain in December regardless of successful two Ligue 1 titles in his first two seasons in cost and main the French giants to their first-ever Champions League ultimate in 2020.
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The 47-year-old was handed simply an 18-month deal when he arrived in London, however his success in guiding Chelsea to a second European Cup triggered a clause in his preliminary contract for an extension.
“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,” the membership mentioned in a press release.
Tuchel was eager to emphasize after edging out Premier League champions City in Porto final Saturday that he desires to make use of Champions League glory as a launchpad to better success.
Chelsea completed 19 factors behind City and haven’t been champions of England since 2017.
“I think it’s good because nobody wants to rest,” Tuchel mentioned after the Champions League ultimate. “I want the next one, the next title. I want to be a part of it and I demand to be a part of it and this is what comes next.”
Of his 30 video games in cost thus far, Chelsea have misplaced simply 5.
He additionally guided the Londoners to the FA Cup ultimate which they misplaced 1-0 to Leicester.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “When Thomas joined us in January there was nonetheless a lot to play for domestically and in Europe. He slotted in seamlessly and instantly grew to become an integral a part of the Chelsea household.
“Returning us to the highest 4 within the Premier League was essential, and we couldn’t be happier with our success within the Champions League which topped a outstanding 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.”