Chelsea hired a new assistant manager to beat Manchester City

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Upon Thomas Tuchel’s appointment as Chelsea manager, the German brought in Zsolt Low and Arno Michels as his assistant coaches.

However, for the Champions League final clash against Manchester City, Tuchel was given extra help in the coaching department.

The Chelsea manager was aided by veteran defender Thiago Silva who was so keen on winning the Champions League, after missing out the previous season with Paris Saint-Germain.

Silva was an animated figure on the sideline after being subbed off following his injury in the 39th minute. Silva was even giving out instructions to the defenders telling them when to drop deep and push high.

See his reaction below

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Speaking after the game, the Brazilian admitted he was pleased to win the trophy and explained why he was determined on the sideline.

“It’s incredible. It’s the most important moment of my career. It’s unforgettable,” the Blues centre-back told RMC Sport.

“I am really very happy. To have this cup is huge. My injury? A lot of things have happened in my head.

“Getting out of the game very early was difficult for me. But at this level, we cannot be at 70 per cent. But I’m happy because the team stayed calm and defended well.

“We suffered, but we did it well. In the end, we are rewarded for everything we have done. It’s special for me, especially considering the pressure we had in Paris to win it.”

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