Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as Chelsea’s new head coach, after two and a half years with French champions Paris Saint-Germain, which ended last month, he moved to Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel is reported to be the first German to manage Chelsea, having guided PSG to four major honours and the Champions League final during his time in the French capital.
Previously, he worked for seasons years as a coach in the Bundesliga, first at Mainz, where he led his team to the Europa League, and then at Borussia Dortmund, where he won the German Cup.
At Chelsea, he will be reunited with Christian Pulisic and Thiago Silva who he coached during his spells in Dortmund and Paris respectively.
Tuchel, who has signed an 18-month contract with the possibility of an extension, said: ‘I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff.
‘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.’
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 will take his first training session this evening and will be in the dugout for tomorrow’s Premier League game against Wolves.