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Chelsea open talks with Thomas Tuchel over two-year contract extension

Nick Emms

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Chelsea open talks with Thomas Tuchel over two-year contract extension

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Chelsea have opened talks with head coach Thomas Tuchel about doubling the length of his contract, according to reports.

The Blues head coach has lifted the UEFA Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup since arriving at Stamford Bridge, quickly becoming a fan favourite.

Tuchel’s side have started the season with a win and a draw as they faced Everton and Tottenham Hotspur in the opening two matches of the season.

Chelsea will be looking to compete for the Premier League title, as well as challenging on all fronts, as they did last season by reaching two domestic cup finals.

Thomas Tuchel on the touchline for Chelsea vs Spurs. (Twitter / Mohxammad)
Thomas Tuchel on the touchline for Chelsea vs Spurs. (Twitter / Mohxammad)

Tuchel’s spell at Chelsea so far has been a successful one, taking over from Frank Lampard when the Blues were struggling, before steadying the ship and securing top four in back-to-back seasons as well as challenging for trophies.

The German has been backed by Chelsea’s new owners in the transfer market, with the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital consortium making the Blues the highest spenders in the summer window so far.

Raheem Sterling was the first in, signing for a fee of £50 million from Manchester City before the Blues added former Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly to his squad to replace the outgoing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

The likes of Gabriel Slonina and Carney Chukwuemeka also arrived, before Chelsea hijacked Man City’s move for Marc Cucurella later in the window.

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The owners have now set their sights on tying up Tuchel’s future, if reports are to be believed.

According to Andy Dillon of The Sun, Chelsea have opened talks with their head coach over doubling the length of his contract.

Tuchel has just two years left on his current deal, with negotiations now underway to add a further two years to his contract as Chelsea’s new owners look for stability.

Boehly and co are hoping to tie Tuchel down to a deal that sees him remain in charge until 2026, after clearly being impressed by the German so far.

The report states that the Blues want to reward Tuchel for his ‘success and commitment’ to the club during the uncertain times when the club was being taken over.

Thomas Tuchel and Raheem Sterling after the win against Everton. (Alamy)
Thomas Tuchel and Raheem Sterling after the win against Everton. (Alamy)

Tuchel committed himself to Chelsea, stating that he would not leave despite the uncertainty and he could now reap the rewards of his behaviour with a new deal on the horizon.

The Blues will be hoping to tie up negotiations quickly and secure one of the best coaches in the world for even longer.

It remains to be seen as to whether the Blues will further strengthen Tuchel's squad this summer, with central defensive and attacking reinforcements being targetted.

The likes of Wesley Fofana and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could find themselves at Stamford Bridge by the end of the transfer window as the Blues look to back their head coach this summer.

Topics: Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel, Football

Nick Emms
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