Thomas Tuchel appointed Chelsea head coach after Frank Lampard sacked

Thomas Tuchel has been appointed head coach of Chelsea on an 18-month contract with the option of an extension. 

The 47-year-old also led PSG to last season’s Champions League final, which his side lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich.

Prior to his spell with PSG, Tuchel coached Borussia Dortmund between 2015 and 2017 and fellow Bundesliga clubs Mainz (2009-2014) and Augsburg (2007-2008). He lifted one DFB Pokal while in charge of Dortmund.

Tuchel takes over at Chelsea with the Blues 10th-placed in the Premier League on 29 points – 11 behind leaders Manchester United – at the exact midway point of their top-flight campaign.

Chelsea announced that Tuchel would take his first training session on Tuesday evening and that the German will be in the dugout for Wednesday’s Premier League fixture against Wolves.


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