Chelsea’s first bit of business for the summer transfer window is not a new name incoming but the contract extension of Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge.
The trio of triumphs for coach Thomas Tuche is complete following him extending his stay in West London. The German who first secured Champions League football for next season and then brought home Chelsea’s second Champions League gold medal has now confirmed he is a Blue until 2024.
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.
Tuchel turned certain failure into one big success story
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Before he joined the Stamford Bridge side conditions were okay but appeared as if they were about to get worse. Thankfully, a switch in management with impeccable timing from Frank Lampard to Tuchel was key to their 2020/2021 journey.
This is certainly not to say Lampard was hitting below the mark but his groundwork allowed for the German to come in and take their £200m squad to the next level. Chelsea under Thomas was one of the worst teams to go up against.
He immediately stamped his authority on the game and went unbeaten for 14 games across all competitions. For almost a full two months Tuchel’s Blues were unplayable.
His record in the Premier League speaks for itself. In his 19 games (in the second of the season) he registered 11 wins, five draws, and three losses. While enduring such a fantastic welcome to the EPL he picked up the Manager of the Month award for the month of March.
Thomas Tuchel on his contract renewal:
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. (Via: chelseafc.com)
During this time the Blues were one of the best defensive teams in Europe, collecting 19 clean sheets – one that was so important it was held in the final against a potent attacking Manchester City.
They hit the goal of making fourth place with 67 points, scoring 25 goals and conceding as few as 13 under Tuchel. He reached two finals, the FA Cup and the Champions League.
From these two finals, he lost the former and won the latter, saving his Chelsea from experiencing another trophyless campaign.
A contract renewal that is more than justified by Thomas Tuchel. What follows is nothing but more excitement for the Blues – a promising transfer window.