When Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard on the Chelsea bench in January, he signed a contract until the summer of 2022. In these four months, he quickly proved that he is the perfect coach for Chelsea, and last night’s 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the Champions League final turned the extension of cooperation into a form.
“I’m not 100% sure, but maybe I have a new contract now,” Tuchel said after the final. “The agent mentioned something to me, but I don’t know, I have to check it.”
After the game, he had the first dialogue with Roman Abramovich to discuss the future of the Drago Stadium.
“For the first meeting, this is both the best and the worst moment. The worst moment is because there is nothing better than this. We will talk again on Sunday and I am looking forward to it. I assure him I will stay hungry and want a new trophy. I am very happy to be part of an ambitious club, part of a strong team. It currently fits perfectly with my belief and passion for football,” Tuchel explained.
Chelsea were fired for long-term contracts in the past because they had to pay huge compensation to Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho after the dismissal, so his initial contract with Tuchel was only one and a half years. But the first four months of his tenure showed that there is no reason why the German expert should not stay longer in London.
“This is just the beginning. When I won the Cup with Dortmund, I did not participate in the next training with less desire and ambition.” No one wants to be satisfied with it, but to look for new success. The new champion of quality. I want to be one of them and ask the players to make demands. There is no doubt that this is the next step. “