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Chelsea Extends Thomas Tuchel’s Contract

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On Friday, Chelsea awarded Thomas Tuchel with a new deal until 2024 after he won the Champions League in his first five months in command.

With the Blues languishing in ninth place in the Premier League, the German arrived in January.

Chelsea, on the other hand, were revitalized by Tuchel’s arrival, climbing the standings to fourth place before defeating Manchester City in Porto last weekend to win European club football’s top title.

“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,” said Tuchel.

“There is far more to come and we are looking forward to our next steps with ambition and much anticipation.”

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Tuchel was fired by Paris Saint-Germain in December after winning two Ligue 1 titles in his first two seasons in charge and bringing the French club to their first-ever Champions League final in 2020.

When the 47-year-old arrived in London, he was given an 18-month contract, but his success in leading Chelsea to a second European Cup triggered a condition in his first contract that allowed him to extend it.

“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 club said in a statement.

Tuchel was quick to point out that after edging Premier League champions City in Porto last Saturday, he intends to use the Champions League title as a springboard to bigger things.

Chelsea were 19 points behind City and have not won the English Premier League since 2017.

“I think it’s good because nobody wants to rest,” Tuchel said after the Champions League final. “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.”

Chelsea has only lost five games in his 30 games as manager.

He also led the Londoners to the FA Cup final, where they were defeated by Leicester City 1-0.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “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.”

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