Chelsea are expected to reward Thomas Tuchel with a new contract with the Blues with a top four spot close at hand for the German coach.
Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January. And the former PSG coach made a dreams of starting his tenure as Chelsea boss, leading the club to the FA Cup final and on the eve of the Champions League final. They also went from 10th to fourth in Tuchel’s tenure, with just four games to go.
These achievements have been recognized at Stamford Bridge and Tuchel is said to be “very close” to extending his contract.
Sky Italy Journalist Angelo Mangiante says Tuchel is ready to put pen to paper to an extension of his contract, which only runs until summer 2022.
Tuchel, 47, was only awarded an 18-month contract after Lampard was cut.
He admitted he was concerned at the time about the length of the deal, but has since brushed aside all concerns.
“The point is, I had these worries [about the length of my contract] and after five, maybe 15 minutes, I thought to myself that it doesn’t change the number of years in this contract, ”Tuchel said last month.
“I demand of myself to deliver, to have an impact and to be the best I can. So this will not change in the future. If I deserve to stay I’m super happy to stay and will try to stay as long as possible. I feel like part of the Chelsea family.
“The club feels super professional here, we have an incredible quality of support, an amount of support and we have a team that it’s a pleasure to be on the sidelines and to fight with this team, so honestly , I do not do it. pay attention to what it says in my contract. I need to deserve to stay longer.
“If I deserve to stay longer, I’ll stay longer, no matter what.” This is what I demand of myself and I feel free right now too and I feel good. I am in the right place at the right time. Everything else will fall into its place when it is there. If I want to stay longer, I deliver week after week. “
Meanwhile, Jules Kounde has responded to transfer speculation after Chelsea became a strong contender to sign the center-back over the weekend.
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Kounde on Chelsea’s radar
Last month, according to Nervion hill, Chelsea entered the battle for Kounde. The Sevilla center-back was seen as one of Manchester United’s main defensive targets. Eric Bailly has since signed a new contract and it has been suggested that United prioritize their attacking options this summer.
During the weekend The reason also claimed that Chelsea loved Kounde.
The Blues are looking for a long-term successor to Thiago Silva. The Brazilian is out of contract at the end of the season but has impressed and could get a one-year extension.
In fact The reason say Tuchel’s men are “very interested” in signing the central defender.
Kounde has a € 90million release clause and his club LaLiga are aware that no suitor will hit that price in the next market.
Sevilla are however ready to allow the Frenchman’s summer sales if there is an offer of around € 70million.
“It’s hard, I have a lot of ambition and well… I have to measure what is best for me, there are still a few months left and we will see what will happen.
“I feel good here too and staying in Sevilla won’t be a bad choice either,” he said. Lots of sport via Sport Witness.
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