Thomas TuchelHead Coach
Thomas Tuchel was appointed as head coach on 26 January 2021, moving to Stamford Bridge following a two-and-a-half year spell at French champions Paris Saint-Germain, which came to an end the month before.
He replaced Frank Lampard in the role and became the first German to manage Chelsea.
He won four major honours and reached the Champions League final during his time in the French capital.
Prior to that, he spent seven seasons coaching in the Bundesliga, first with Mainz, where he led them into the Europa League, and then a successful period with Borussia Dortmund where he won the German Cup.
The German's first half season in London goes down as an undoubted success as he first stablised the season with a strengthened defensive record. The Blues were undefeated in his first 14 games in all competitions.
In the Premier League we rose up the table and secured a fourth-place finish and although an FA Cup final appearance ended in defeat against Leicester City, having beaten Real Madrid in the semi-final of the Champions League to make Tuchel the first manager to reach the final of that competition in successive seasons with different clubs, this time he was triumphant.
Manchester City were defeated 1-0 in Porto thanks to a Kai Havertz goal and a masterful tactical plan from Tuchel.