Chelsea have confirmed Thomas Tuchel as their new head coach, replacing Frank Lampard who left the club on Monday.
Tuchel was more recently in charge of Paris Saint-Germain. While there, PSG dominated domestically and reached last year’s Champions League final, which they lost to Bayern Munich. Before taking over in Paris, he was Jurgen Klopp’s successor at Borussia Dortmund.
Tuchel signed an 18-month contract at Stamford Bridge and revealed his joy in an interview with the club’s website.
“I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff,” he said.
“We all have the utmost respect for the work of Frank Lampard and the legacy he has created at Chelsea. At the same time, I can’t wait to meet my new team and participate in the most exciting league in football. I’m grateful to be part of the Chelsea family now – it’s amazing! “
Manager Marina Granovskaia added: “It is never easy to change the head coach in the middle of the season, but we are very happy to have one of the best European coaches in Thomas Tuchel. There is still a lot to play and a lot to accomplish this season. and beyond. We welcome Thomas to the club. “
Chelsea then confirmed that Tuchel would lead their first training session on Tuesday night, before taking charge of their first game against Wolves a day later.
Chelsea are currently in ninth place in the Premier League after winning just one of their last eight games. Tuchel’s first task will be to get the club back on track at the national level, while his predecessor had safely guided the Blues to the last 16 of the Champions League, where they will face Atlético Madrid in February.