Premier League

Chelsea appoint Thomas Tuchel as new manager

Chelsea have announced the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as the club’s new manager on an 18-month contract.

“I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff,” Tuchel said.

“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!”

Lampard paid the price after a poor run of results saw the club drop from first place in the Premier League table to ninth in the space of a month.

Tuchel has been out of work since he was sacked by French champions Paris Saint-Germain in December and replaced by former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino.

During his spell in Paris, Tuchel won the Ligue 1 title in his first season before claiming a domestic Treble in his second as well as reaching the club’s first ever Champions League final.

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