Chelsea’s 2020/21 under Thomas Tuchel will no doubt go down as one of the greatest starts a manager can have in a job.
The Blues would, despite a slight dip in form at the end of the Premier League season, still scrape the top-four after Leicester City’s loss vs Tottenham on the final day.
The Londoners, however, would lose the FA Cup final to Leicester in rather disappointing fashion.
Chelsea, though, still had a Champions League final to look forward to, to round out Tuchel’s first half-season in style.
And that is exactly what they managed, beating Manchester City 1-0 this past Saturday to secure their second CL trophy.
Now, less than a year after joining the club, Tuchel has been handed an extension to his contract.
His original deal ran until the summer of 2022, but Tuchel has now penned terms until 2024.
On extending his contract with the Londoners, the German stated:
“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 also had this to say on the deal:
“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.”