Chelsea announced the Thomas Tuchel as Frank Lampard’s replacement hours after showing the English man the exit door.
Thomas Tuchel already began work as new Chelsea manager as he trained his new boys yesterday night ahead of a clash tonight.
On replacing Frank Lampard, Tuchel is faced with a great task after marking an 18-month contract which could be extended depending on how things turn out.
It’s no doubt that Tuchel would convert Blues into a feared side unlike the previous era but the issue is now how long can this take.
On completing his move to Stamford Bridge, we look at 3 major tasks the 47-year-old must overcome this season.
Close Gap From Top Spot
Tuchel would be looking to repeat what he did when he took over Borussia Dortmund from Jurgen Klopp who abandoned the side at the 7th place.
One of the German’s most talked achievements was shooting Dortmund from 7th to 2nd on taking over from a manager who had it all going south all of a sudden.
Repeating this as Chelsea manager would see Tuchel’s contract extended beyond the 18 months.
Although it won’t be an easy task but it’s believed Tuchel’s ability to adapt quickly to new systems makes it easier for him to settle quickly and turn things around.
A match awaits today against a side that hasn’t won any match since beating Chelsea last on the last outing.
This comes as a somewhat easy test for ‘The Professional’ who has been called out many times by Guardiola for his intelligence in reading games.
Wolves on the other hand would be looking to capitalize on the opportunity to grab another important point but it won’t be an easy task for them though.
Thomas Tuchel’s first six games as Chelsea manager as the new era begins;
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UEFA Champions League Test
The former PSG manager just inherited a team bound to battle Atletico Madrid on the 23rd of February which is just days to come.
Frank Lampard was unfortunate not to get the chance to finish what he started after guiding a transfer-banned side that lost their most talented star to Madrid, into the UEFA Champions League.
He also helped the side finished top of their Group in the UCL before his sack lately.
Thomas Tuchel advancing beyond this stage by beating Atletico Madrid will hand a major boost to his career and also increase the likelihood of him getting his 18-months contract extended.
Atletico Madrid on the other hand are in a pretty form as they leading the La Liga race, 7 points clear Real Madrid who are placed second.
Tuchel’s first victory as PSG manager came against Atletico Madrid when he won the Spaniard’s 3 goals to 2 during the International Champions Cup clash 2 years ago.
FA Cup Challenge
Also, Thomas Tuchel is faced with although much easier task here as he would be battling Barnsley in the Quarter Final of the FA Cup after Frank Lampard triumphed over Luton Town hours before he was sacked.
Getting the best out of Chelsea’s struggling stars
This is in someway considered the most important task for the new manager who was favorited for the job cause he speaks German.
Tuchel is the first Chelsea German manager as the Board thought it wise employing a manger who could relate to their expensive signings [Werner and Havertz] in their local dialet.
It’s believed the tongue give the former Mainz manager an edge in the quest to get the duo to firing form after seeing them flop under Frank Lampard.
Chelsea would be of course an interesting side to watch from now onwards with Tuchel joining Mourinho, Guardiola, Klopp and Ancelotti in the ‘most competitive league in Europe’.
The Blues welcome Wolverhampton tonight at the Stamford Bridge tonight with the side hoping to return to the top 4 under the new manager.