Chelsea has a new coach, his name is - Thomas Tuchel! Less than 36 hours after the official termination of cooperation with club legend Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel took over the command and became the 15th different coach in the era of Roman Abramovich at Stamford Bridge, and the 13th with permanent employment (Ranieri, Mourinho twice, Grant, Scolari, Hiddink twice, Ancelotti, Villas-Boas, Di Mateo, Benitez, Conte, Sarri, Lampard, plus Ray Wilkins and Steve Holland) Tuchel signed a contract with Chelsea for two and a half years, with the 2022/23 season being optional and will be activated in case the German shows that he is capable of changing things in West London.
And he will face a serious challenge, as Chelsea has been playing below all expectations lately. The Blues are currently in ninth place in the Premier League with 29 points, and with 23 goals conceded, they were the weakest among the teams in the top half of the table until this round, so the attacking performance didn't help them much.
All the eyes in England and the European public, and especially the Chelsea fans and management, will be focused on Tuchel's work with the German duo Werner - Havertz, who had a hard time finding a new life in London.
Former Paris Saint-Germain coach was brought in precisely because it was estimated that his work ethic typical of German football could help the former superstars of Leipzig and Bayer to start in a club where the pressure is far more apparent.
They are both going through hard days in Chelsea, Werner is with just one goal in all competitions since November 7 and the victory over Sheffield United with 4: 1, and since then he has played in as many as 16 games, mostly as a starter!
Havertz was in the starting lineup only once in the last eight matches, in the triumph over Morecambe in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The two members of the German national team were paid over 130,000,000 euros together.
Tuchel expressed respect for Lampard at the presentation and believes that the best scorer in the history of the club did a good job. "I want to thank Chelsea for trusting me and my staff. We have a strong respect for Frank Lampard, his work and legacy.
At the same time, I can't wait to start working in a new club and compete in the most exciting football league on the planet, "said the man who was fired as the head of PSG a month ago.