Thomas Tuchel crowned Premier League Manager of the Month for March after Chelsea’s first win at Anfield since 2014 and stretching unbeaten run to 14 games since replacing Frank Lampard in January
- Thomas Tuchel has been named Premier League Manager of the Month in March
- The German is still unbeaten after two months in charge at Stamford Bridge
- Tuchel started March by guiding his Chelsea side to a 1-0 victory at Liverpool
- He also beat Everton and picked up a 0-0 draw at Leeds to cap off a fine month
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has claimed his first-ever Premier League Manager of the Month award after a series of impressive results earned him the prize for March.
The German coach is still unbeaten in all competitions as Chelsea manager, more than two months after he replaced Frank Lampard in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel becomes the second German to win the prize, following on from Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, and has stopped Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola from winning it for a third consecutive month.
Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel has been crowned Premier League Manager of the Month for March
Tuchel started March by guiding his Chelsea side to a 1-0 victory against Liverpool at Anfield
CHELSEA’S MARCH IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE
Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea – March 4
Chelsea 2-0 Everton – March 8
Leeds 0-0 Chelsea – March 13
Tuchel started March by guiding his side to a 1-0 victory against Klopp’s reigning Premier League champions, which was the Blues’ first win at Anfield since 2014.
A 2-0 home success against Everton followed, before Tuchel oversaw a goalless draw at Leeds United to stretch his unbeaten start in the Premier League to 10 matches.
Tuchel won the award after votes from the public were combined with those of a panel of football experts.
He beat fellow nominees Graham Potter of Brighton, Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers and Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
‘I am really happy to have received this award and I believe it is a great achievement for everybody at the club who is involved in putting the team together to play each week,’ Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website.
Chelsea also beat Everton and earned a goalless draw at Leeds in their other two league games
‘The award would not be possible if it wasn’t for the hard work of all my coaching staff and the wider support team who all push the team in the same direction, to achieve success.
‘Lastly, I want to acknowledge the hard work of the players who have given me their maximum efforts and commitment since I arrived and we hope we can keep this strong run going until the very end of the season.’
March was also a good month for Tuchel as he saw Chelsea book their place in the FA Cup semi-finals and defeat Atletico Madrid to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
Tuchel’s side are next in action on Saturday lunchtime when they welcome West Brom to Stamford Bridge in the first Premier League game since the international break.
They are currently in pole position to secure a place in next season’s Champions League, occupying fourth place in the Premier League with a two-point cushion to West Ham in fifth. He has taken charge of 14 matches without tasting defeat.