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Update: Chelsea Appoint Tuchel As Head Coach

Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new Chelsea head coach.

Tuchel was confirmed on Tuesday as the successor to Frank Lampard, who was sacked on Monday. According to the club, the German signed an 18-month contract “with the possibility of an extension”.

“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!”

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “It is never easy to change head coach in the middle of the season but we are very happy to secure one of Europe’s best coaches in Thomas Tuchel.

“There is still much to play for and much to achieve, this season and beyond. We welcome Thomas to the club.”

Tuchel was head coach of Paris Saint-Germain, where he won back-to-back Ligue 1 titles and reached last season’s Champions League final before being replaced a month ago by ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.

He also won the DFB-Pokal in 2017 with Dortmund before his spell with PSG the French champions were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.

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