Interview

Tuchel: It feels amazing to be part of the Chelsea family

Thomas Tuchel has given his first official interview since being named Chelsea head coach and has described the excitement he feels in joining the Blues.

The German was named as our new head coach yesterday and will take charge of his first Blues game in tonight’s home clash with Wolves, which gets underway at 6pm.

Just before kick-off, the full and exclusive interview with Thomas will be available to watch on The 5th Stand app and the Chelsea website and trust us, you won’t want to miss this!

Tuchel explains why he took the Chelsea job, what attracted him to Stamford Bridge and what he said to his new set of players in his first training session. First, however, he tells us what emotions he feels now he’s sat as our new head coach.

‘It’s hard to explain,’ said Thomas in an exclusive first interview that you can watch in full on The 5th Stand app and Chelsea website from 5.40pm tonight.

‘My life was turned upside down in the past three days or so! It feels amazing to the new head coach of Chelsea and I’m really excited to be here.

‘Me and my staff had the feeling that this was too good an opportunity not to take and personally I felt this was a chance I could not let go away.

‘We could not miss this opportunity to be part of this club and to be part of the Chelsea family. To work with this squad and compete in the toughest league in the Premier League and of course the Champions League is something we are excited to take on.

‘I met with the team yesterday and worked with them last night, so it was good to get straight to work and we are ready for a difficult game tonight. I’m super happy to be here and really excited to get to work.’

The full interview with Thomas will be available to watch on The 5th Stand app and the Chelsea website from 5.40pm (UK). Don't miss it!

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