Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has not held talks over extending his contract, saying “there is no such thing as a want and no time for this proper now”.
Tuchel, who signed an 18-month deal in January, is getting ready Chelsea for Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg in opposition to Actual Madrid, with the tie finely poised after a 1-1 attract Spain final week.
It is just the second time since 2012 – when Chelsea lifted the Champions League for the primary time within the membership’s historical past – that the Blues have reached the ultimate 4 of Europe’s elite competitors.
Tuchel’s success in his brief spell at Chelsea has not been restricted to Europe, the German’s new-look facet have regained their place within the Premier League’s prime 4 and are within the FA Cup last.
Requested if there had been any talks with the membership over extending his contract, Tuchel mentioned: “No. There is no such thing as a want and no time for this proper now.”
When Chelsea confirmed Tuchel’s appointment, the membership assertion defined that the previous Paris Saint-Germain boss had signed an “18-month contract with the opportunity of an extension”.
Kovacic solely Chelsea participant out injured for Actual tie
Tuchel additionally confirmed midfielder Mateo Kovacic had not recovered from a hamstring damage in time to characteristic in Wednesday’s semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge in opposition to his former membership.
Kovacic, who left Actual Madrid to hitch Chelsea completely in 2019, has been out since April and is anticipated to be the one Chelsea squad member lacking via damage.
Tuchel mentioned: “Mateo is not going to be within the squad, Toni will play with a masks, as a result of he skilled with a masks.
“All people else is in coaching right this moment. All people is out there aside from Mateo Kovacic.”