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Thomas Tuchel appointed Chelsea Manager, replaces sacked Lampard.

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PREMIER LEAGUE: Thomas Tuchel has been confirmed as Chelsea’s new manager, the Daily Express reports.

The German was confirmed on Tuesday as the successor to Frank Lampard, who was sacked on Monday just hours after a 3:1 win over Luton town in the FA Cup.

The club in a statement said Tuchel had signed an 18-month contract “with the possibility of an extension”.

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.

Thomas Tuchel
Tuchel was available after his departure from Paris Saint-Germain, where he won back-to-back Ligue 1 titles before being replaced by ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino in December 2020.

“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!”

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The German boss becomes the 15th manager of owner Roman Abramovich’s tenure.

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