Chelsea appoint Thomas Tuchel as coach

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Chelsea FC has confirmed appointment of Thomas Tuchel as manager.

He replaces Frank Lampard, who was sacked on Tuesday following a string of bad runs in EPL.

A statement on website of the club said Tuchel has signed an 18-month contract with the possibility of an extension.

He said: ‘I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff.

‘We all have greatest respect for Frank Lampard’s work and the legacy he created at Chelsea.

“At same time, I cannot wait to meet my new team and compete in the most exciting in football. I am grateful to now be part of Chelsea family – it feels amazing!’

Director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘It is never easy to change Head Coach in middle of the season but we are very happy to secure one of Europe’s best coaches in Thomas Tuchel.

“There is still much to play for and much to achieve, this season and beyond. We welcome Thomas to the Club.”

Tuchel take his first training session this evening and will be in the dugout for tomorrow’s game against Wolves.

The Nation