French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain has announced Thomas Tuchel’s contract extension for an additional season. The German coach has now signed until June 30, 2021 with the French capital’s club.
45 year old Tuchel arrived at Paris Saint-Germain in June 2018 and right from the start the Bavarian-born coach won over the players, staff and the club with his natural warmth as well as his modern vision of football.
After winning the 2018 Trophée des Champions in Shenzhen (China), Tuchel has helped the Red and Blue to win their eighth French Championship title, bringing the number of trophies won by the club to 39 since 1970, the year it was formed.
Tuchel’s staff, who arrived last year at Paris Saint-Germain, also extended their contracts by an additional season until June 30, 2021.
“I’m delighted to extend my contract and commitment to Paris Saint-Germain,” said Thomas Tuchel, putting pen to paper on the new deal. “I’d like to thank the Chairman and the whole club for their trust in me and my staff. This only reinforces my ambition to bring this team to the very top through hard work. I’m also very touched by the backing of our supporters, and I’m sure that the best is yet to come for our club.”
“Today the whole Paris Saint-Germain family is delighted to see Thomas Tuchel extend his contract,” said Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Paris Saint-Germain Chairman and CEO. “For a year now, Thomas has been bringing fantastic energy to the daily life of the club, not only for the players, but for the whole of Paris Saint-Germain. Our supporters immediately took to this coach, who is always keen to share his analysis and emotions with as many people as possible. Thomas is a huge football fan and a very demanding manager who also listens to others. Thomas has expertise in the game as well as great managerial skills, and we are delighted to be able to rely on his qualities on a long-term basis.”