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