Official: Thomas Tuchel signs a new PSG contract

Thomas Tuchel has signed a contract extension at Paris Saint-Germain until June 2021.

Upon taking a sabbatical following his Borussia Dortmund exit in 2017, Tuchel made a surprise switch to Paris Saint-Germain last summer.

In his first season of football outside of his native Germany, the 45-year-old has overseen 40 victories in his opening 55 matches and nine defeats in France. This solid record enabled PSG to win the Ligue 1 title with a month to spare.

However, Tuchel’s debut campaign also had its fair share of lows following early exits in the Champions League and Coupe de la Ligue. Rennes then defeated PSG on penalties in last month’s Coupe de France final.

This had prompted fears that Tuchel’s time at the Parc Des Princes may come to an early end amid rumours linking outgoing Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri to his job.

Instead, though, PSG have awarded Tuchel a new one-year deal to put an end to doubts over his future.

“I am very happy and proud of my extension and my commitment to Paris Saint-Germain,” Tuchel told the club’s website.

“Thank you to the President and the whole club for the confidence they have shown in me and my staff. This only reinforces my goal of bringing this team to the top of its ambitions thanks to everyone’s work.

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“I am also very touched by the support from the fans. I am convinced that the best is coming for our club.”

PSG lost their final Ligue 1 match of the season to Stade Reims 3-1 on Friday night. Kylian Mbappe’s scrappy finish had put the league champions back in contention after Baba Rahman and Mathieu Cafaro put the hosts in front.

But Pablo Chavarria’s stoppage-time goal secured defeat for Tuchel’s men. They’ve now won just three times in their last 10 games.

Nonetheless, PSG still finished the 2018/19 Ligue campaign on 91 points.

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