The 47-year-old Thomas Tuchel had arrived at Stamford Bridge in January, replacing club legend Frank Lampard as the head coach on an initial 18-month deal “with the possibility of an extension”.

That extension has finally been granted after the German, who was sacked by Paris-Saint Germain on Christmas Eve, delivered the Champions League trophy courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Premier League champions Manchester City.

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However, Tuchel guided Chelsea to a fourth-place finish in the Premier League during the 2020/21 season and also reached the FA Cup final, where his side were beaten 1-0 by Leicester City at Wembley.

On the extension of his contract, Tuchel told the club’s official website: “I cannot imagine a better occasion for a contract renewal. I am grateful for the experience and very happy to stay part of the Chelsea family.

“There is far more to come and we are looking forward to our next steps with ambition and much anticipation.”

Also. Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “When Thomas joined us in January there was still so much to play for domestically and in Europe. He slotted in seamlessly and immediately became an integral part of the Chelsea family.

“Returning us to the top four in the Premier League was crucial, and we could not be happier with our success in the Champions League which crowned a remarkable season at Chelsea.

“We are obviously extremely pleased therefore to retain Thomas for a further two years, and look forward to more achievements in the coming seasons.”

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