Barely a week after leading the blues to annex the UEFA Champions League for a second time, manager Thomas Tuchel has signed a contract extension until the summer of 2024.

Tuchel, 47, signed an initial 18-month deal when he replaced Frank Lampard as Blues boss in January.

Tuchel made an immediate impact, overseeing a top-four finish and run to the FA Cup final before going on to land major silverware as Manchester City were edged out in a European showpiece that convinced Roman Abramovich of his worth.

Tuchel told the Chelsea official website: ‘I cannot imagine a better occasion for a contract renewal. I am grateful for the experience and very happy to stay part of the Chelsea family.

Should Tuchel fulfil his new contract at Stamford Bridge, he will become the longest-serving coach under ruthless Blues owner Roman Abramovich.

Chelsea owner Abramovich has dismissed 13 different Blues managers since taking over the club in June 2003 – including Chelsea’s other Champions League-winning manager Roberto Di Matteo just six months after guiding them to European glory.