Thomas Tuchel has said he wants to extend his stay at Chelsea, describing his spell at the club as “being in the perfect place at the perfect moment.” The 47-year-old signed only an 18-month contract when he was brought in to replace Frank Lampard in January.
Tuchel’s new deal at Stamford Bridge contains an option for an extra year.
And, with Chelsea having qualified for next season’s Champions League by finishing in the top four, he has achieved his main objective.
Reaching the FA Cup final and, now, the UEFA Champions League final in Porto is an added bonus.
It all adds up to Tuchel’s happiest spell in football for eight years.
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So, when asked about his future, Tuchel said: “This is very easy.
“I’m just so happy to be here. I never felt so good since I was in Mainz and this feels like the perfect place and the perfect moment for the perfect place.
“I’m so happy to be here, so whatever will come will come.”
Ahead of the semi-final against Real Madrid, Tuchel himself insisted, “There is no time and no need for this right now.”
But with the managerial hot-seat at the Bernebeu now vacant following the resignation of Zinedine Zidane, Chelsea might want to be the ones to make the running.
As of now, Inter Milan also have a new vacancy, thanks to the recent departure of Antonio Conte.
And Premier League rivals Tottenham are still in the hunt for a new permanent manager with the lure of their first-class facilities.
It is believed that the original deal would automatically continue, providing Chelsea reached the Champions League for each of the-two years of his initial tenure.
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