Todd Boehly set to hand fresh managerial contract

Thomas Tuchel
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Thomas Tuchel was appointed as Chelsea manager during the era of former owner Roman Abramovich.

The German initially signed a short-term contract – a 17-month deal with Chelsea when he took over from sacked Frank Lampard in January 2021.

Tuchel’s impact was instant, as he guided a 9th placed Chelsea to seal a top four finish and also reached the final of the FA Cup and Champions League. The Blues lost the former but won the Champions League.

Tuchel was rewarded with a three-year contract extension after winning the Champions League with Chelsea.

Tuchel showed his commitment to the club during the era of sanctions and uncertainty, and he defended the club very well in front of the media.

American Todd Boehly led a consortium to buy the club, and have also formed a good relationship with Tuchel – the pair have been dealing directly with the summer transfer business.

As a reward for his success and commitment, talks have already began about extending his contract by a further two years, The Sun claims.

Todd Boehly is set to hand Tuchel a new deal that is expected to run until 2026.

This is a show of trust and commitment from the new owner – interestingly only two managers (apart from Jose Mourinho) have lasted up to two years at Chelsea since Jose Mourinho’s first spell in charge at Stamford Bridge in 2004.

Todd Boehly and Thomas Tuchel are now set for a rebuilding process at Stamford Bridge, and it tells a good one for the future of the club.