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CHELSEA: THOMAS TUCHEL REWARDED WITH A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION

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THOMAS TUCHEL

By Farouq Oduola

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, was given a contract extension by Chelsea Football club as a reward for his achievements during his short period since joining the club.

The Chelsea management confirmed earlier on Friday, that Thomas Tuchel has been handed a two-year contract extension, following his triumph in the champions league. 

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On extension of his contract which will keep him in the club until June 2024, Thomas Tuchel said, ‘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.”

The manager, who led Chelsea to their second UEFA Champions League victory was brought into the club in January as a replacement to Frank Lampard. The Chelsea and England legend was shown the door by the management after a series of poor performances in the premier league. Thomas Tuchel came in and fit in seamlessly from his first meeting with the squad despite the short period.

He led Chelsea to a top four finish in the league and the FA cup final before claiming the highest price of European Football competition when he defeated Manchester City at the Estadio do Dragao in Portugal despite his team regarded as the underdog in the competition. 

Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia, could not hide her joy while talking, she stated, ‘When Thomas joined us in January there was not 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.’

Thomas Tuchel, saw Chelsea pick up 19 wins in 30 games loosing five times and conceding only 16 goals in all competion. An outstanding performance that was beyond expectation as the manager became the first to reach back-to-back champion league finals with two different teams.

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