Thomas Tuchel was crowned Premier League Manager of the Month for March following Chelsea’s first win over Anfield since 2014 and an unbeaten run of 14 games since replacing Frank Lampard in January.
- Thomas Tuchel was named Premier League Manager of the Month in March
- The German is still unbeaten after two months of leadership at Stamford Bridge
- Tuchel kicked off March by leading his Chelsea side to a 1-0 win at Liverpool
- He also beat Everton to take a 0-0 draw in Leeds to end a beautiful month
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has claimed his first-ever Premier League Manager of the Month award after a string of impressive results earned him the award for March.
The German coach is still undefeated in all competitions as a Chelsea manager, more than two months after taking charge of Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel will become the second German to win the award, after Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, and has stopped Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola from winning the award for the third consecutive month.
Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel has been crowned Premier League Manager of the Month for March
Tuchel kicked off March by leading his Chelsea side to a 1-0 win 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 kicked off March by leading his squad 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 win against Everton followed, before Tuchel oversaw a goalless draw at Leeds United to extend his unbeaten Premier League start to 10 games.
Tuchel won the award after the audience’s votes were combined with those of a panel of football experts.
He beat fellow Brighton nominees Graham Potter, Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers and Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“I am very happy to have received this award and I think it is a great achievement for everyone at the club who is involved in putting the team together to play every week,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website.
Chelsea also beat Everton to earn a goalless draw at Leeds in their other two league games
‘The award wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the hard work of all my technical staff and the wider support team who are all pushing the team in the same direction to achieve success.
Finally, I would like to acknowledge the hard work of the players who have given me their maximum effort and dedication since I arrived and we hope we can sustain this strong streak until the end of the season.
March was also a good month for Tuchel as he saw Chelsea secure their place in the FA Cup semi-finals and beat Atletico Madrid to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
Tuchel’s side are next in action on Saturday afternoon when they welcome West Brom to Stamford Bridge in its first Premier League game since the international hiatus.
They are currently in pole position to secure a place in next season’s Champions League, taking fourth place in the Premier League with a two-point fender against West Ham in fifth. He has led 14 games without tasting a defeat.