Thomas Tuchel signs Chelsea contract extension

Robbie Copeland
Tuchel has signed a three year deal at Chelsea
Tuchel has signed a three year deal at Chelsea / Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Chelsea have confirmed that they have agreed a new three-year contract with manager Thomas Tuchel.

Tuchel joined the club in January following the departure of Frank Lampard, initially signing an 18-month deal at Stamford Bridge. But they have taken great strides under his tutelage, finishing in the top four and winning the Champions League.

The club have been hard at work to tie him down long-term and have now confirmed a new contract, which runs until 2024, via their official website.

Tuchel said: "I cannot imagine a better occasion for a contract renewal. I am grateful for the experience and very happy to stay part of the Chelsea family.

"There is far more to come and we are looking forward to our next steps with ambition and much anticipation."

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: "When Thomas joined us in January there was still so much to play for domestically and in Europe. He slotted in seamlessly and immediately became an integral part of the Chelsea family.

"Returning us to the top four in the Premier League was crucial, and we could not be happier with our success in the Champions League which crowned a remarkable season at Chelsea.

"We are obviously extremely pleased therefore to retain Thomas for a further two years, and look forward to more achievements in the coming seasons."