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Thomas Tuchel was appointed as Chelsea boss on an 18-month deal with an option to extend the contract.
According to Daily Mail, Tuchel’s contract is heavily incentivised and contains clauses triggering an option for him to stay if the German keeps Chelsea in the Champions League for the next two seasons.
Chelsea have reportedly spent more than £100million in pay-offs to sacked managers during the Roman Abramovich era and the club hopes to minimise that by offering managers heavily incentivised, performance-related contracts.
Daily Mail also revealed Tuchel was initially worried about joining Chelsea mid-season, but changed his mind after being told that they could not guarantee the job would be available at the end of the campaign.
Tuchel recently revealed why he accepted an 18-month deal to become Chelsea boss.
“At first it was a concern, I was a little like, ‘Oh, why 18 months?” revealed Tuchel.
“But after only one minute I thought, ‘What does it change?’ What does it change if they give me four and a half years? They could sack me anyway.
“If they are not happy with me, they will sack me anyway. And if they gave me four and a half years they would put in a clause that when they sack me, they’ll pay me.”