Chelsea in Talks to Extend Thomas Tuchel Contract

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Chelsea are already in talks to extend the contract of Thomas Tuchel, with the owner confident that he can secure a long-term deal with the manager.

The German coach has confirmed the rumors, but stated he is more concerned about getting players before the end of the transfer window.

One common attribute of Tuchel is that he hardly ever puts his trust in young players. He sent the majority of them on loan and is unlikely to call them back.

How long does Tuchel have on his current contract?

Thomas Tuchel has just two years left on his current contract with Chelsea. The contract is expected to end on June 30, 2024. Note that the German tactician joined Chelsea on January 6, 2021.

Tuchel won the Champions League in his first season at Stamford Bridge, along with the FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup.

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When he took over from Frank Lampard in the mid-2020-2021 season, Tuchel signed a 17-monthly deal which was renewed after the end of the season.

Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel Contract Salary

After he got a contract extension, Tuchel’s salary was increased to £10 million per year, and its total worth, including bonuses, is £22 million, which makes him the 5th highest paid manager in the Premier League 

Why does Tuchel deserve a contract extension?

Tuchel in training ground

Chelsea look in shambles under Frank Lampard, with different players thinking of leaving the squad. Upon his arrival, players who had lost their confidence regained it and won the Champions League with high-flying spirit.

When the British government sanctioned Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, it affected the club a lot. Chelsea lost Rudiger because they were unable to offer him a new deal.

A lot of managers would have left their current jobs if the owners were being sanctioned, but Tuchel stood with the club. By his achievements in his career, he is the best man for the club.

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Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte

Thomas Tuchel’s Strength and Weakness

The manager is very good at organizing his defense. Last season, Chelsea conceded just 54 goals. He is also known for his special training abilities with every team he managed.

His 3-5-2 formation shows tactical flexibility that allows the right back and left back. Chelsea dominate most of their matches due to Tuchel’s tactical changes in most matches.

Tuchel applauding Chelsea fans

On the other hand, Tuchel has failed to work on his attack as the team struggles to score goals. Last season, the defenders scored more than the attackers. The problem persists and the playing of draws is likely to become the outcome of most Chelsea matches this season.

Another thing about Tuchel is that he hardly ever puts his trust in young players. He sent the majority of them on a loan deal and is unlikely to call them back.

Tuchel was fined by the English FA after he had a touchline brawl against Tottenham manager Antonio Conte. He might miss Chelsea’s next match against Leeds.

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