Chelsea appoint Thomas Tuchel as manager

January 26, 2021
Sports

Chelsea have appointed former Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel as their new manager on an 18-month contract.

Tuchel, 47, won two league titles, the French Cup and the French League Cup in his two-and-a-half years in Paris.

Frank Lampard was dismissed on Monday after 18 months in charge, following a run of one win in five league matches.

German coach Tuchel becomes the 11th full-time manager appointed by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich since the billionaire bought the club in 2003.

Chelsea’s new manager is set to be permitted to be in the dugout at Stamford Bridge for Wednesday’s Premier League meeting with Wolves (18:00 GMT).

Tuchel will not be exempt from coronavirus quarantine rules but will be granted an exemption by the Football Association to attend matches and training should he test negative before entering the UK, and once again to enter a Premier League club’s bubble.

Outside those environments, he will have to serve a quarantine period of five days.

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