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Chelsea appoints Tuchel as new manager

27 Jan 2021, 10:44 GMT+10

LONDON, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chelsea has appointed German Thomas Tuchel as the team's new head coach, confirmed the Premier League club on Tuesday.

The London side sacked former manager Frank Lampard on Monday as the Blues only won one game in the past eight Premier League matches, placed ninth after 19 games.

Tuchel, 47, joined Paris St-Germain in 2018. He guided the French giants to win two league titles and reached the Champions League final for the first time last season.

"I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff," Tuchel told Chelsea's website. "We all have the greatest respect for Frank Lampard's work and the legacy he created at Chelsea. At the same time, I cannot wait to meet my new team and compete in the most exciting league in football. I am grateful to now be part of the Chelsea family - it feels amazing!"

Tuchel and Chelsea have signed an 18-month contract with the possibility of an extension. The German will be in the dugout for Chelsea's Premier League game against Wolves on Wednesday.

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