Thomas Tuchel continued his remarkable start in the Chelsea hot-seat as he oversaw a 1-0 win over Manchester City at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final.
Blues fans will be confident the German manager can guide them to FA Cup glory as they will meet Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City side in the final on May 15.
Tuchel has lost just twice since he arrived as Frank Lampard’s replacement, with one of those coming against Porto in a two-legged Champions League quarter-final clash which saw Chelsea progress to the next round.
They will take on Spanish giants Real Madrid in the last four of club football’s most prestigious competition, while they also aim to juggle their pursuit of a top-four finish.
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The former PSG boss did concede he briefly held some reservations over the length of the contract he was offered by the club, tying him to Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2022 – a fairly small contract in comparison to some of the deals offered to other Premier League managers.
“The point is that I had these concerns and after five, maybe 15 minutes, I said to myself that it changes nothing how many years this contract is,” said Tuchel.
“I demand from myself to deliver, to have an impact and to be the best I can. So this will not change in the future. If I deserve to stay I am super happy to stay and I will try to stay as long as possible.”
Tuchel did go on to reveal how delighted he is with his own start to life at Chelsea, and how at home he has been made to feel since arriving in late January.
“I feel like a part of the Chelsea family.
“The club feels super professional here, we have unbelievable quality of support, amount of support and we have a team which it is a pleasure to be at the side-line of and to fight with this team, so honestly I don’t care what it says in my…