The German manager feels he is in the right place at the right time and is not thinking about leaving Chelsea at all.
Thomas Tuchel is hoping for a long-term future at Chelsea, who only got an 18-month contract when he was appointed as Frank Lampard’s successor.
With leadership changes commonplace in west London, the Blues were reluctant to commit to another long-lasting deal when they hired the former Paris Saint-Germain manager.
They did, however, secure a top-four spot in the Premier League while reaching the FA Cup and Champions League final with their current coach and the working climate has become very peaceful.
“To me, yes, that looks exactly like it [à un club pour le long terme]”, Tuchel told CBS Sports. “I don’t want to hide from it and play games. I feel like I’m in the right place at the perfect time. I feel very, very good. I hope it’s like that, but I know we have to deliver. It’s a question of timing, not just the results sometimes but the chemistry, the timing, the team. Everything is very, very good now. “
Tuchel has made Chelsea more consistent since taking over from Blues legend Lampard. His team are much stronger at the back, but efforts in the final third are still a work in progress. Chelsea scored 33 goals under Tuchel, but had scored 47 with Lampard.
Tuchel confided on this area of progress: “That’s pretty much the question every week and after every game so far. It’s the story to put all of our energy into to improve. It might be the most difficult because in at the end of the day, it’s a matter of conversion. We make hits in the box in crucial areas, we create chances with that, we have expected goals. We are inefficient. Let players know and keep them Confident isn’t that easy because forwards depend on their success and they need to feel it. We’re working on it. It’s a big challenge of course. “