Although Thomas Tuchel is a recent appointment, he only signed a one-and-a-half year deal with Chelsea upon his arrival to keep him at Stamford Bridge until the end of next season.
In the wake of Saturday’s FA Cup heroics, the 47-year-old admitted that he would like to extend his stay, revealing his personal mission to prove that he is worthy of the managerial position on a long-term basis.
“If I deserve to stay, I am super happy to stay, and I will try to stay as long as possible,” he told reporters.
“I feel a part of the Chelsea family. The club is super professional, we have unbelievable quality of support, amount of support and we have a team which is pleasure to be on the sideline with.
“It is a pleasure to fight with this team. So I don’t care what it says on my contract, I need to deserve to stay longer. If I deserve to stay longer, then I will stay longer.
“This is what I demand from myself. I feel free at the moment, I feel good. I’m in the right place at the right moment.
“Everything will fall into place when it is there, and if I want to stay longer I need to deliver week in, week out.”