Breaking: Tuchel strikes fresh Chelsea deal

Coach Tuchel

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has signed a contract until the summer of 2024.

Tuchel, 47, signed an initial 18-month deal when he replaced Frank Lampard as Blues boss in January.

He led the club to victory in the Champions League final and a fourth-placed finish in the Premier League.

Chelsea were ninth in the Premier League and without a win in five games when Tuchel was appointed at the start of the year.

The German has won 19 of his 30 games in charge, with five defeats, and led the Blues to a 1-0 victory against Manchester City in Porto on 29 May to secure the club’s second Champions League title.

The London club also reached the FA Cup final, where they were beaten 1-0 by Leicester at Wembley.

Tuchel is the first manager to reach back-to-back Champions League finals with different clubs, having suffered defeat as Paris St-Germain boss in the 2020 final against Bayern Munich.

He won two league titles, the French Cup and the French League Cup at PSG but was sacked in December with the club third in Ligue 1, having had a public falling out with the club’s sporting director Leonardo over recruitment.