Chelsea FC has confirmed the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as new manager to replace the sacked Frank Lampard.
Naija News reports that Lampard was sacked on Monday leaving the London club 9th on the English Premier League table.
Chelsea in a statement on its website said Tuchel has signed an 18-month contract with the possibility of an extension.
Tuchel said: ‘I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff.
‘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!’
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 will take his first training session this evening and will be in the dugout for tomorrow’s Premier League game against Wolves.
Recall that Tuchel was recently sacked by French champions Paris Saint Germain.