European club champions, Chelsea has extended the contract of coach Thomas Tuchel to June 2024.
Tuchel’s contract was extended by two years after leading his side to a Champions League triumph against Manchester City last Saturday.
The German, 47, was handed a year-and-a-half contract when he replaced Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard as the coach of the West London side in January
A statement issued by the club after the contract extension reads, “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.
“Our head coach took over the role in January and oversaw a rise up the Premier League table to a fourth-place finish, ensuring our place in the Champions League for 2021/22 even before being crowned its winners this season.
“Chelsea under Tuchel also reached the FA Cup final where a single Leicester City goal defeated us, but silverware was captured two weeks later when Manchester City were beaten by an impressive all-round team display in Porto.”
Reacting after signing the contract extension, the former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain coach told the club website, “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.
“There is far more to come and we are looking forward to our next steps with ambition and much anticipation.”