Chelsea FC has confirmed the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as manager.
He replaces Frank Lampard, who was sacked on Tuesday following a string of bad runs in 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 to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff.
‘We all have the greatest respect for Frank Lampard’s work and the legacy he created at Chelsea.
Director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘It is never easy to change Head Coach in the 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.”