Thomas Tuchel responds to Chelsea’s latest contract offer

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Thomas Tuchel was appointed as Chelsea manager during the era of former owner Roman Abramovich, but the German could set to be the first Chelsea manager to achieve longevity at the club since Roman Abramovich took ownership at Chelsea.

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

New owner Todd Boehly is also set to reward Tuchel with a fresh contract, as his current deal runs out in 2024.

Tuchel has confirmed that the reports of a new contract are true, and admits that he’s happy at Chelsea.

The Chelsea manager said: “My people talk to the owners and take care of everything else. You know how glad I am to be here and how much I like it.

“There are talks but I think given the situation where we come from, and where we are in the middle of the transfer period, I think it is the very best if I focus on my team and on sports and on being competitive.”