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Coach Tuchel, Thiago Silva, Giroud extend Chelsea deals


The contract of Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been extended by two years after he led Chelsea to the UEFA Champions League title almost two weeks ago.

The new deal will see the German remain in charge at Stamford Bridge until 2024.

“I cannot imagine a better occasion for a contract renewal. I am grateful for the experience and very happy to stay part of the Chelsea family. There is far more to come and we are looking forward to our next steps with ambition and much anticipation,” Tuchel said after he signed his new deal.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “When Thomas joined us in January there was still so much to play for domestically and in Europe. He slotted in seamlessly and immediately became an integral part of the Chelsea family. Returning us to the top four in the Premier League was crucial, and we could not be happier with our success in the Champions League which crowned a remarkable season at Chelsea.”

“We are obviously extremely pleased therefore to retain Thomas for a further two years, and look forward to more achievements in the coming seasons.”

Meanwhile the club has also triggered the option to extend Thiago Silva and Olivier Giroud’s contracts for a further year.

The Brazil defender and France striker were both out of contract in the summer but the club has exercised their option to keep them for another season.

“Thiago has duly shown everyone at Chelsea his immense quality throughout this season, and he has had a huge influence on and off the pitch for us,” said Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia.

“We said when he signed that we hoped Thiago would add new trophies to his impressive list of honours, and he has done just that with our success in the Champions League this weekend. We now hope that he carries on in exactly the same fashion in the coming year.”

“Olivier has been such a crucial part of so many big moments for this club, from his contribution to our FA Cup victory in 2018 to scoring 11 goals on the way to winning the Europa League in 2019,” Granovskaia said on the part of Giroud.

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