Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel expects new deal after first Roman Abramovich meeting
Thomas Tuchel: "I'm not 100 per cent sure, but maybe I have already a new contract with that win. I spoke to the owner (Roman Abramovich) right now on the pitch, which was the best moment for a first meeting!"
Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has met owner Roman Abramovich for the first time and is confident he will be offered a new deal after winning the Champions League in his first six months at the club.
The 47-year-old arrived from Paris Saint-Germain in January with a fiery reputation but has reinvented himself as a taskmaster with a joyful spirit and a tendency to tease the best from his players.
Tuchel insisted he did not fear the brevity of his 18-month contract on his arrival at Chelsea, admitting even a five-year deal would not save his skin should he underperform.
But the German revealed following his first meeting with Abramovich on the pitch at the Estadio do Dragao that a new contract is in the offing.
"I'm not even 100 per cent sure, but maybe I have already a new contract with that win," Tuchel said. "My manager said something about it. I did not know, but let's check this first. I spoke to the owner (Roman Abramovich) right now on the pitch, which was the best moment for a first meeting!