Thomas Tuchel hints new Chelsea FC contract already agreed after Champions League triumph

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<p>Thomas Tuchel met Roman Abramovich for the first time on the pitch after Chelsea’s triumph in Porto</p> (Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel met Roman Abramovich for the first time on the pitch after Chelsea’s triumph in Porto

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Thomas Tuchel has indicated he has already agreed a new contract at Chelsea.

Speaking after his side’s 1-0 win against Manchester City in the Champions League Final, the German suggested a long-term deal had been put in place even before victory in Porto.

Tuchel was only handed an 18-month deal when succeeding Frank Lampard in January – but has put pressure on Chelsea to tie him down after his outstanding impact at Stamford Bridge.

Victory against City saw Chelsea crowned kings of Europe for the second time in their history – and Tuchel hinted his future had already been resolved going into the match.

He said: “I’m not even 100 per cent sure, but maybe I have a new contract now with that win. It can be, my manager said something about it, but I did not know. Let’s check this first.”

Tuchel met with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich for the first time on the pitch at the Estadio do Dragao and insists he is still hungry to achieve more after winning club football’s biggest prize.

He said: “I spoke to the owner right now on the pitch. It was the best moment for a first meeting or the worst because from now it can only get worse.

“We will speak tomorrow, we will speak later. I am looking forward to this.

“I can assure him that I will stay hungry. That I want the next title. That I feel absolutely happy as a part of a really ambitious club, a strong group that suits my beliefs, my passion about football in the moment perfectly. So my desire is to go for more victories. My desire is to grow as a coach and my desire is to push the group from the first day of the next season.

“This is what I am all about so it would be nice to meet him a bit closer. We are in contact, but not personally. We are in constant contact and he knows what’s going on from me indirectly and now it is nice to meet him.”

Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the game in Porto – ending Pep Guardiola’s hopes of a first Champions League title with City.

Asked how he would respond to victory, Tuchel added: “Well it’s about the next one, honestly. I experienced it on a lower level, but with my first title in pro football.

“I was not surprised, but it was even a nice feeling that it did not do too much to me. I did not arrive at the next training with less hunger or ambition.

“Of course now is the time to celebrate for some days, enjoy and to let it sink in.

“Of course this is the time now for one or two weeks and to talk about it and reflect on it.

“But then it does surprisingly not a lot to you. And I think that’s good, because nobody wants to rest, I want the next one, the next title, the next process.”

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