Former Paris St Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has officially joined Chelsea, the club confirmed on Tuesday.
The 47-year-old has signed an 18-month contract with the possibility of an extension.
He left the French Champions after two-and-a-half years having guided them to four major honours including and the Champions League final.
Tuchel has also spent seven seasons coaching in the Bundesliga, firstly with Mainz, where he finished in a Europa League spot. He then moved to Borussia Dortmund where he won the German Cup.
At Chelsea, he reunites with American Christian Pulisic and experienced Brazilian defender Thiago Silva who he coached during his time at Dortmund and PSG respectively.
“I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff,” said Tuchel.
“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!” he 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,” said Chelsea Director Marina Granovskaia.
Tuchel will make his debut in the dugout for tomorrow’s Premier League clash against Wolverhampton.