CHELSEA: Tuchel to get rewarding contract after Roman Abramovich meeting

Thomas Tuchel held a successful meeting with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich on Sunday morning and the result is set to be a new contract for the manager after his incredible Champions League success.

The German led the Blues to the Champions League title on Saturday night, beating Manchester City 1-0 in Porto thanks to a Kai Havertz goal.

It has been an incredible time for Tuchel, who only arrived at Stamford Bridge in January, securing a top four Premier League finish, an FA Cup final appearance, but most remarkably, European football’s greatest prize.

The 47-year-old only signed an 18-month contract when he arrived at Chelsea, but the Times reports that his deal is set to be extended and his salary improved after the victory over City in Porto.

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It is likely that assurances were given from Abramovich over available funds for Tuchel to spend in the transfer market this summer.

The former PSG boss did not have time to make any moves in January so this will be the first time he is able to add his own players to the squad and there are likely to be a number of exits and arrivals before the start of the 2021/22 season.

Tuchel is keen to add a centre-back, midfielder and striker to his options and talks with club director Marina Granovskaia will take place in the coming weeks.

 

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