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Thomas Tunchel appointed as new Chelsea Manager



Thomas Tunchel

TChelsea have confirmed the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as the club’s new coach.

The Blues moved quickly to bring the German following the decision to fire Frank Lampard on Monday.

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A club statement read: β€œThomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new Chelsea Head Coach. He moves to Stamford Bridge following a two-and-a-half year spell at French champions Paris Saint-Germain, which came to an end last month.

β€œHe 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.”

The 47-year-old will be tasked with reviving the fortunes of a team that ranks ninth in the Premier League table, and qualification for the Champions League will be the likely target for the remainder of the season.

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The former PSG coach has signed an 18-months contract, with an option to extend.

Tuchel was expected to miss Chelsea’s home game against Nuno Espirito, Santo’s side due to Covid-19 restrictions.

However Chelsea’s statement said Tuchel would be with the team. he will take charge against Wolves at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.