Chelsea have appointed Thomas Tuchel as Head Coach after sacking their legendary midfielder Frank Lampard on Monday. Tuchel signed a 18-month contract with the possibility of an extension.
The German would take charge of his first training session on Tuesday evening, and will be in the dugout for Chelsea’s match against Wolves on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel won back-to-back league titles with Paris Saint-Germain, and reached last season’s Champions League final, where they lost to Bayern Munich. The German was replaced by former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino in December.
Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Tuchel 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. 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!“
Chelsea’s Director Granovskaia added: “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. There is still much to play for and much to achieve, this season and beyond. We welcome Thomas to the Club.”