THOMAS TUCHEL says a new two-year deal will be just part of a ‘fantastic beginning’ at Chelsea.
The Blues’ head coach held talks with Roman Abramovich hours after leaving celebrations to mark winning the Champions League.
Chelsea are set to offer boss Thomas Tuchel a new contract after guiding the Blues to Champions League gloryCredit: Getty
The West London side beat Manchester City 1-0 on Saturday night to win the European Cup for a second timeCredit: Getty
But Tuchel wants to make sure the billionaire Russian owner matches his own ambitions to take the club to the highest level possible.
Chelsea are set to announce the extension for Tuchel – who took over from sacked Frank Lampard in January – as a reward for the club’s second European title.
Tuchel said: “If we really want to build something I’m all in, I can tell you. And I’m happy to talk about it and discuss it. If our beliefs match, we go from there.
“We have to check with the owner if this is his plan, I think it’s possible.
“I think I have a clause that makes my contract a bit longer if I win the League or the Champions League.
“I’m not 100 per cent sure but my manager said it weeks ago, I didn’t check. I said, ‘Let’s talk when it’s the case’.
“Even if we have a longer contract, there are no doubts I want to stay and it’s not the most important thing.
“I’m very happy to be here, it’s a fantastic beginning and we go now for the next one.”
Chelsea outclassed the Citizens in Portugal with Kai Havertz scoring the only goal of the gameCredit: Getty
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Tuchel’s current 18-month deal expires at the end of next season.
But his rapid transformation of the Blues from mid-table in the Prem into European champions has blown away Abramovich.
The Chelsea squad flew back to the UK on Sunday afternoon after partying in Porto until 8.30am, following their 1-0 win over Premier League champions Manchester City.
But Covid restrictions mean there can be no open-top bus parade in West London.
Winning his first Champions League title will not trigger a transfer spree for Tuchel though.
He said: “Two or three could be very good, but we don’t need another seven and another complete turnover.
“We have some ideas, of course.”
Chelsea have been interested in a reunion with their former striker Romelu Lukaku, now at Serie A champions Inter Milan.
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Winning the top prize in club football though means even a move for superstar Erling Haaland at Tuchel’s old club Borussia Dortmund is no longer beyond them.
One big move Tuchel definitely is planning is to bring his family to England as his wife and daughters stayed in Paris when he arrived in London in January.
Tuchel said: “We will get a house in the middle of July and my family will come over in August and, of course, this is a huge part.”
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