Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new Chelsea Head Coach. He moves to Stamford Bridge following a two-and-a-half year spell at French champions Paris Saint-Germain, which came to an end last month.
But who is Toma’s Tuchel and what type of Football does he play?
Thomas Tuchel’s first interview as Chelsea’s head coach!
He will be in the dugout to face Wolves!
Thomas Tuchel’s PSG record last season
Coupe de France
Coupe de la Ligue
The German is reportedly set to take the reins at Chelsea
Happy Chelsea fans?
The first German to manage Chelsea will need to keep his new bosses happy. Although Tuchel’s first task will be lifting the side back into the top-four race, he must challenge for the title in the long run.
Interestingly no manager has lasted for more than 2 years
12 managers in 13 years (2007-2021) Such a rapid turnover…something seems to be amiss
Wonder if Tuchel can break this jinx
Thomas Tuchel has been offered an 18-month contract at Chelsea to June 2022, with the option to extend by another year.
Kaveh Solhekol has revealed on The Transfer Show on Sky Sports News
“No appetite for either side to sign a longer contract than that,” said Solhekol, with Chelsea having paid out large amounts in the past to managers on long-term contracts who they later decided to sack.
Following the announcement that Thomas Tuchel is the new Chelsea head coach, we have selected some quotes on the German to provide a flavour of his managerial style.
From fellow managers to former players and journalists who have followed his career closely, there has been plenty said and written about Tuchel during his seven-and-a-half seasons coaching in the Bundesliga and Ligue 1…
‘I’m very thankful for everything he did for me. Tuchel always trusted me and gave me a chance.’ – Christian Pulisic , who worked with Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund, speaking in 2017
‘He’s incredible. A German with a Brazilian soul. He brought the pleasure back into coming to work and you approach things with a big smile and energy. He makes things really smooth and does things his own way.’ – Dani Alves , who played under Tuchel at PSG
‘A fantastic, fantastic manager. You can really see his influence [on PSG]. It has changed a lot their style of play, different formations and stuff like that. I know a lot of people who have worked with him and they are all full of respect for him.’ – Jurgen Klopp
‘He’s one of the best coaches that I’ve had. I can’t deny his talent. You could say that his style is a bit like that of Guardiola, they play with the same spirit. He likes to keep the ball with a style of play that sees the ball move forward, no matter what happens.’ – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , one of Tuchel’s players at Dortmund
‘Thomas lives football. He has this passion and desire to want to know everything and to get better. He’s 24 hours a day thinking about his team, the opponents, football generally. I like that about him. We have the same passion for the game.’ – Pep Guardiola
Tuchel’s first few fixtures as Chelsea boss starting tonight v Wolves. How many will they win?