Thomas Tuchel given new Chelsea contract after Champions League win

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has signed a new contract until 2024, just days after winning the Champions League.

Tuchel joined the club in January, but only signed a contract until the summer of 2022 having taken over from Frank Lampard.

He had an instant impact at Stamford Bridge, helping the side jump back into the top four while getting to the final of the FA Cup – though they were defeated by Leicester City.

The crowning achievement of his brief tenure at the club came on Saturday night in Porto as he helped Chelsea win the Champions League for just the second time in club history.

The Blues beat Manchester City 1-0 through a Kai Havertz goal, and immediately after the match fans began calling for Roman Abramovich to hand the head coach a new deal.

Saturday night was the first time the Russian billionaire had met his head coach, and just days later he'd sanctioned a new three-year contract for him.

After signing the new deal, 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."

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia also commented on the news, praising the impact Tuchel has had at the club.

She said: "When Thomas joined us in January there was still 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."

Tuchel will now focus on the summer transfer window, ahead of a challenge for the Premier League title next year.

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