'Congratulations': £136k-a-week Chelsea man officially wins prestigious yearly award

Thomas Tuchel picked up another prize recently for his excellent efforts over the past eight months in charge of Chelsea.

German outlet Sport Bild honoured Tuchel with their very own ‘Trainer of the Year’ award.

‘Congratulations’ Tweeted Bild journalist Christian Falk.

Previous winners of the accolade include former Bayern Munich bosses Hansi Flick and Niko Kovac, as well as Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp.

Noticeably, Bild’s recognition for Klopp and Flick followed shortly after the pair claimed the Champions League trophy.

An achievement now added to Tuchel’s mantlepiece, alongside his latest individual medal.

German efficiency

The former Paris-Saint Germain chief lifted Chelsea back to their perch where they had previously slipped from after replacing Frank Lampard in January.

His Stamford Bridge renovation has been refreshing, to say the least.

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Players once ostracized from the squad have become integral members of the Blue machine.

A defence that had a tendency to leak goals is now almost completely watertight.

Before, winning the Premier League was nothing more than a pipe dream.

Chelsea are currently top of the table and one of the favourites to claim ultimate domestic glory.

All orchestrated by the wonderful mind that belongs to Tuchel.

Tuchel staying until full-time

He might be leading a revolution on the pitch, but the 48-year-old is attempting to break a trend off it.

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Infamously, Roman Abramovich wastes little time in appointing a new face in the dugout.

It is a method that’s admittedly worked wonders for the club.

However, after the Russian owner extended Tuchel’s contract by another three years – and increased his salary to £135k-a-week (Guardian) – Chelsea fans might just see a manager last the distance.

Of course, Blues supporters should not count their chicken before they hatch.

But for now, they can savour their Tuchel flavoured omelette.

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