The contract of Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is set to be extended after he led Chelsea to the UEFA Champions League title on Saturday.
Tuchel, who was appointed in January, guided the Blues to their second European Cup against Man City, with compatriot Kai Havertz scoring the only goal of the game.
In his thirty matches in charge, the German manager also saw his side reach the FA Cup final and finish in the Premier League’s top four.
Tuchel was handed an 18-month contract when he took over from Frank Lampard but following this weekend’s success, it’s pretty clear an extension is imminent.
The manager pretty much confirmed that he had been assured of a new contract after meeting with Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich during the on-pitch celebrations following the Champions League final.
“I am not even 100% sure maybe I have already a new contract now,” Tuchel said afterward.
“My manager said something about it. Let’s check this first. I spoke to the owner right now on the pitch. It was the best moment for the first meeting. It can only get worse! We will speak tomorrow. We will speak later. I will stay hungry for the next title. My desire is for more victories and to grow as a coach. It would be nice to meet him a bit closer. We are in contact. Now it’s nice to meet him.”
European transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano reported that a deal had been agreed between Tuchel and Chelsea, which was set to be announced in the coming days.
Thomas Tuchel will meet Chelsea board in the next days to sign a new contract, confirmed. Just a matter of time. He’s already planning for new signings together with the club. 🔵 #CFC
The agreement will be completed until June 2023 + option for one more season. @jacobsteinberg
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 30, 2021
He added that Tuchel was already talking to the club about potential transfer targets ahead of next season.
The new deal will see the German remain in charge until 2023 with an option for an additional year.