Chelsea appoint Thomas Tuchel as coach

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Chelsea FC has confirmed the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as manager.

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

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

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

‘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 meet my new and compete the most exciting league . I am grateful now be part of the Chelsea family – it feels amazing!’

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

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

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

The Nation