Tuchel Set For New Deal And Hungry For More After Chelsea Champions League Triumph

Tuchel Set For New Deal And Hungry For More After Chelsea Champions League Triumph 2
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While Manchester City had been constructing in the direction of what they thought was their second within the Champions League for 5 years below Pep Guardiola, Chelsea confirmed with their victory in Saturday’s ultimate in Porto what will be achieved in simply 4 months.

That is how lengthy has elapsed since Thomas Tuchel grew to become coach, changing Frank Lampard with Chelsea ninth within the Premier League.

The German oversaw an instantaneous transformation of their fortunes, dragging them into the highest 4, taking them to the FA Cup ultimate which they misplaced to Leicester City, and now profitable the Champions League.

They have crushed Guardiola’s City for the third time in six weeks due to Kai Havertz’s objective, and they’re champions of Europe for the second time.

Tuchel is ready to reap the rewards with a good-looking new contract, though whether or not he might be allowed to place down roots in west London stays to be seen given how managerial cycles are likely to go at Stamford Bridge.

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Once once more a mid-season managerial sacking has labored out completely for Chelsea, whose 2012 Champions League triumph got here following the choice to sack Andre Villas-Boas and appoint Roberto Di Matteo.

This time Chelsea have struck gold with Tuchel, however the 47-year-old wouldn’t have been capable of ship such success with out the large funding in gamers that got here earlier than his arrival, in addition to a few of the excellent younger skills who had been already thriving below Lampard.

– Room for enchancment –

Five of Chelsea’s line-up on the Estadio do Dragao had been signed firstly of the season, together with match-winner Havertz, the 71 million-pound ($100m) recruit from Bayer Leverkusen. There was additionally Reece James and Mason Mount, youth academy graduates who’re in England’s squad for Euro 2020.

This is a crew that has already conquered Europe however that seems to be simply firstly of its journey collectively.

“We have a strong bond, a strong group who can really defend and play and have answers on all questions in the game,” Tuchel stated on Saturday.

“Once the celebrations are over and once we digest this experience, it is the moment to grow, to evolve, to learn from it and become better.”

There is large room for enchancment within the Premier League after Chelsea completed 19 factors behind champions City, and a correct home title problem might be anticipated now.

“When you play for a club like Chelsea you are always thinking in the future,” stated veteran skipper Cesar Azpilicueta.

Tuchel is aware of full effectively that previous success counts for little — Di Matteo was gone inside six months of that 2012 victory and Tuchel himself was sacked by Paris Saint-Germain final December regardless of main them to their first ever ultimate final season.

– ‘I want the next one’ –

“When we won the Cup in Dortmund I did not arrive at the next training with less hunger, less desire or ambition,” he stated.

“Of course now’s the time to have fun for some days, to get pleasure from and let it sink in, for one or two weeks, to speak about it and mirror on it, however then it does surprisingly not so much to you.

“I think it’s good because nobody wants to rest. 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.”

He was initially handed simply an 18-month contract however has earned an prolonged deal after what he has achieved in such a short while.

“I am not even 100 percent sure, but maybe I already have a new contract now with that win. My manager said something about that but I didn’t know so let’s check this first,” he informed reporters with a smile.

“My desire is to go for more victories, to grow as a coach and to push the group on the first day of next season to the limit.”

The subsequent Premier League marketing campaign begins on August 14, however Chelsea will play three days earlier than that towards Villarreal with a chance for one more trophy within the UEFA Super Cup.


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Tuchel Set For New Deal And Hungry For More After Chelsea Champions League Triumph

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