Thomas Tuchel has said that he is working hard to justify the vast resources Roman Abramovich has invested into the club, by winning the Champions League.
Tuchel replaced Lampard as manager in January and has guided the club into the Champions League and FA Cup final, while they are fourth in the Premier League and in a good position to qualify for the Champions League.
Despite his impact, Tuchel has not once spoken to Abramovich, with his current contract running until the end of next campaign.
The German coach insists he has plenty of contact with the Chelsea board, with no need to speak directly to Abramovich – adding that he only wants to make the Russian billionaire happy.
‘No, absolutely not,’ Tuchel said on if the lack of a conversation is odd. ‘I’m in touch with the board, I’m in touch with all people who are in charge and I have absolutely no regrets.
‘I am pretty sure that he likes what he sees and he likes the results, and this is what he deserves. He has built a fantastic club and I’m a part of this club. ‘We try to make him happy and we try to make ourselves happy, so we have the same goals. It’s fine.’
Chelsea will play Manchester City in the Champions League final this month, but also in the Premeir League on Saturday in a very busy time for the club.
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Tuchel has also added that the draining nature of the fixtures also comes with the positive of building momentum with positive results.
‘The downside is, we have more games to come in between,’ said the Chelsea head coach. ‘It’s in a way harder to keep the focus.
‘The upside of it is that you gain confidence and you have this extreme positive experience together, which gives you a certain glue. It strengthens the bond in the dressing room.
‘There are ups and downs but the upside is clearly more. We feel strong enough to translate this power and confidence into our race for the top four.’