Thomas Tuchel named Chelsea head coach after Frank Lampard sacking
Former PSG manager Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as Chelsea manager on an 18-month contract on
Tuesday, a day after the sacking of former manager Frank Lampard from the position.
Tuchel has been tasked with hauling the underperforming Blues back into the Champions League next season.
He will be the first German to manage Chelsea and arrives having guided PSG to four major honours and the
Champions League final during his time in the French capital.
Prior to that, he spent seven seasons coaching in the Bundesliga, first with Mainz, where he led them into the
Europa League, and then a successful period with Borussia Dortmund where he won the German Cup.
Chelsea also confirmed that Tuchel would take charge of his first training session on Tuesday evening and will be
in the Stamford Bridge dugout for Wednesday’s Premier League clash with Wolves.
I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff,” Tuchel told the club website.
“We all have the greatest respect for Frank Lampard’s work and the legacy he created at Chelsea. At the same
time, I cannot wait to meet my new team and compete in the most exciting league in football. “I am grateful to
now be part of the Chelsea family – it feels amazing!”
Tuchel was available after his departure from Paris Saint-Germain, before being replaced by ex-Tottenham
boss Mauricio Pochettino.