Chelsea FC appoint Thomas Tuchel as manager

A day after sacking Frank Lampard, Chelsea have confirmed they have appointed German Thomas Tuchel as the new manager.

Tuchel’s first task is to revive the plunging fortunes of The Blues who are sitting eighth in the Premier League points table. The 47-year-old has signed a contract for 18 months with an option of extension and will be the first German to manage Chelsea.

His previous assignment was managing French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Gemrain whom he guided to to four major honours and the Champions League final during his tenure.