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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel given clear contract message by Roman Abramovich

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been sent a contract message by owner Roman Abramovich.

The German took over from Frank Lampard earlier this month with the Blues five points off a Champions League spot.

Winning and drawing his first two games, the 47-year-old has put the Stamford Bridge side on the way to mending the damage.

And the Mail have reported that Tuchel has a huge financial incentive to aim high.

The manager has been given an 18-month contract with Chelsea, keeping him in west London until June 2022.

But the German’s deal will be extended if he can keep them in the Champions League this season and next.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been given a clear contract message by Roman Abramovich
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This means that the Blues have to finish in the Premier League top four on both occasions.

The report states that there are similar incentivised clauses in the 18-month deal, which is a change of approach from Abramovich aimed at reducing compensation payments.

Chelsea’s owner has spent £110m in pay-offs to sacked managers since he arrived in 2003, seeing the 13th man take the job in Tuchel.

The Blues owner handed the German an 18-month deal when he replaced Frank Lampard
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And the 47-year-old admitted last week that he was hesitant to take the job at first before being told that his job was not guaranteed.

Speaking ahead of the 2-0 win over Burnley on Saturday, Tuchel said: “At first it was a concern, I was a little like, ‘Oh, why 18 months’.

“But after only one minute I thought: ‘What does it change? What does it change if they give me four and a half years? They could sack me anyway’.

Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates after Chelsea’s Spanish defender Marcos Alonso (unseen) scored his team’s second goal during the English…

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