Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new head coach of Chelsea as a replacement for the former Blues midfielder, becoming the first German to manage the club.
Tuchel, who was sacked as coach of Paris Saint-Germain in December, has signed an 18-month contract, with the option of a further year in west London.
Chelsea also confirmed that Tuchel will be in the Stamford Bridge dugout for Wednesday’s Premier League clash with Wolves.
“I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff,” Tuchel told the club website.
“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!”
Tuchel arrives at Chelsea having guided PSG to four major trophies and the first Champions League final during his time in the French capital.
Check Tuchel’s Managerial Record below
Club P W D L Win%
Mainz 183 72 46 65 39.3%
Borussia Dortmund 107 67 23 17 62.6%
PSG 127 95 13 19 74.8%