Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich met the Blues coach for the first time on Saturday following the Champions League final against Manchester City. In the post-match, Thomas Tuchel also mentioned a contract extension.
As Thomas Tuchel says, there is a worse context for a first meeting. Arriving at Chelsea last December, the German coach had never had the opportunity to see club owner Roman Abramovich. What was done this Saturday evening at the Estádio do Dragão after the final whistle against Manchester City (1-0) and the coronation of the Blues in the Champions League.
“Maybe I already have a new contract with this victory”
“I spoke to the owner on the lawn, said Tuchel at a press conference, all smiles. I think it was the best time for a first meeting. Or the worst, because from now on, it won’t can only get worse and worse “.
The German coach also specifies that he will speak “later” for a contract extension, which currently runs until 2022. And according to information from journalist Fabrizio Romano this Sunday, it is only a matter of time before a one season extension, plus another optional. “I’m not 100% sure, but maybe I already have a new contract with this victory,” Tuchel already assured after the meeting.
“I will stay hungry”
“I can assure him that I will stay hungry, want the next title and feel happy,” Blues coach says of Abramovich. I feel like a part of this very ambitious club. A strong part from this strong group. It suits my beliefs and my passion for football. “
In six months on the Chelsea bench, Thomas Tuchel will have completely raised the club in the Premier League, moving from 9th to 4th place in the championship. Above all, it allowed the Blues to win their second Champions League, nine years after the first European crown. To the delight of its players, supporters and owner.