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Thomas Tuchel confirmed as Chelsea manager after Frank Lampard sacked

Chelsea have appointed former Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel as their new boss on a two-and-a-half year contract. The Blues sacked Frank Lampard on Monday following a run of poor results which saw them slip down to eighth in the Premier League table.

Tuchel has been out of work since being axed by PSG last month.

The former Mainz and Borussia Dortmund boss met the Chelsea players for the first time on Tuesday, where he also took his first training session.

Speaking of his appointment, Tuchel 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.

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

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.”

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