The former Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has been appointed by Chelsea as their new manager on an 18 month contract
He won two league titles, the French Cup and the French League Cup at PSG.
“I cannot wait to meet my new team and compete in the most exciting league in football. I am grateful to be part of the Chelsea family,” Tuchel, 47, said.
Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard on Monday after 18 months in charge, following a run of one win in five league matches.
“We all have the greatest respect for Frank Lampard’s work and the legacy he created at Chelsea,” added Tuchel.
The German becomes the 11th full-time manager appointed by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich since the billionaire bought the club in 2003.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia described Tuchel as “one of Europe’s best coaches” adding that “there is still much to play for and much to achieve, this season and beyond”.