‘It feels amazing!’ – Tuchel excited to be named Chelsea manager as he prepares for Premier League bow against Wolves

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Thomas Tuchel has said it feels “amazing” to be Chelsea’s manager after his appointment was confirmed on Tuesday.

The club moved swiftly to replace the Chelsea legend, with Tuchel on the market following his own sacking by PSGlast month.

Tuchel was confirmed as Chelsea’s new manager on Tuesday, as the German signedan 18-month contractwith the option of a further year in west London.

After taking over at Stamford Bridge, the former Mainz and Borussia Dortmund manager said he couldn’t wait to get started.

“I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff,” Tuchel told the club’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!”

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “It is never easy to change head coach in the middle of the season but we are very happy to secure one of Europe’s best coaches in Thomas Tuchel. There is still much to play for and much to achieve, this season and beyond. We welcome Thomas to the club.”

Tuchel, whose first match in charge will be on Wednesday against Wolves, will look to get the Blues back into the race for the top fourwith the club currently languishing in ninth in the table.

Chelsea have also advanced to the Champions League last 16, where they will take on Atletico Madrid over two legs in February and March.

Tuchel nearly ledPSGto the Champions League title last season, taking the Ligue 1 outfit to the final where they fell to Bayern Munich 1-0.

Source : goal.com