Thomas Tuchel signs new Chelsea contract until 2024 after winning the Champions League for the blues
Thomas Tuchel has signed a contract extension at Chelsea until the Summer of 2024.
Tuchel, 47, replaced Frank Lampard as Blues manager in January and signed an initial 18-month contract.
He guided the club to a Champions League final victory and a Premier League fourth-place finish.
"There's a lot more to come," Tuchel added, "and we're looking forward to our next steps with ambition and excitement."
When Tuchel was hired at the start of the year, Chelsea was in ninth place in the Premier League and had not won in five games.
The German has won 19 of his 30 games in charge, with five defeats, and led the Blues to their second Champions League trophy with a 1-0 victory over Manchester City in Porto on May 29.
Speaking to Chelsea's official website on the extension of his contract, Tuchel said: ‘I cannot imagine a better occasion for a contract renewal. I am grateful for the experience and very happy to stay part of the Chelsea family.
‘There is far more to come and we are looking forward to our next steps with ambition and much anticipation.’
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘When Thomas joined us in January there was still so much to play for domestically and in Europe. He slotted in seamlessly and immediately became an integral part of the Chelsea family.
‘Returning us to the top four in the Premier League was crucial, and we could not be happier with our success in the Champions League which crowned a remarkable season at Chelsea.
‘We are obviously extremely pleased therefore to retain Thomas for a further two years, and look forward to more achievements in the coming seasons.’
Staying a blue. 💙 pic.twitter.com/xVPzGU7UiT— Champions of Europe 🏆 (@ChelseaFC) June 4, 2021