The German professional football manager, Thomas Tuchel was a former player who is the current head coach of Premier League club, Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel is considered one of the best managers in the world due to his style of management and tactical knowledge.
The German who was born in Krumbach on the 29th of August 1973, Tuchel retired at age 25 after a chronic knee cartilage injury; in 2000, he began his coaching career as a youth coach at VfB Stuttgart, and in 2009, after a one-year period at FC Augsburg II, he was hired by Mainz 05. The German tactician departed Mainz in 2014 and was appointed at fellow Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in 2015, where he won the DFB-Pokal before being dismissed in 2017. Again, he was hired by French club Paris Saint-Germain in 2018, where he won two league titles, including a domestic quadruple in his second season and guided the club to its first UEFA Champions League final, before being dismissed in 2020.
He was appointed by Chelsea in 2021 and won the Champions League in his debut season.
According to an ESPN report, Thomas Tuchel began his coaching career in 2000, hired by former Manchester United Coach Ralf Rangnick as youth team coach at VfB Stuttgart, where he aided in the development of the future first team players, namely Mario Gómez and Holger Badstuber. The German tactician reportedly coached the under-19 side of the club to the Under 19 Bundesliga title in the 2004–05 campaign. He later departed, after that season, as the club tired of his personality and chose not to renew his contract. Nevertheless, Tuchel returned to Augsburg in 2005, with club sporting director Andreas Rettig noting the club’s admiration of Tuchel’s tactical discipline led to him being appointed youth team coordinator. Report from Goal.com have it that he was hired despite lacking a UEFA Pro Licence, which he gained in a six-and-a-half month course in Cologne under Erich Rutemöller.
The 48-year old German actually held the position as coordinator for three years, transitioning into management after accepting the position as first team coach at FC Augsburg II for the 2007–08 season. With the Bundesliga side, Augsburg II, Thomas Thuchel coached a team which included Julian Nagelsmann, himself an injury-prone defender, who transitioned to a coaching career after Tuchel instructed him to scout for the club in 2008. The German also garnered a reputation for his combustibility towards referees during games, often receiving fines from the Bavarian Football Association (BFV) as a result. Tuchel’s Augsburg II finished fourth at the end of the 2007–08 season.
Other teams that he coach
During the German’s time as the coach of Augsburg II, he impressed many top-level German clubs, and he went on to be appointed by Bundesliga club Mainz 05 in 2009. Thomas Tuchel, having signed an initial two-year contract with Mainz 05, he was promoted into the role after acting as a youth coach at Mainz for the previous 12 months, during which he had won the Under 19 Bundesliga with the under-19 side.
After coach Jurgen Klopp announced that he would leave Borussia Dortmund in the month of April 2015, following the 2014–15 season. The Bundesliga outfit, inquiring over the availability of various coaches, quickly decided on Tuchel, eager to incorporate a similar press-based footballing philosophy made a club trademark under Klopp. Few months later, Tuchel’s appointment as the club’s new head coach for the following season occurred on 19 April 2015, where he actually signing a three-year deal effective from 1 July, he returned to coaching after over a year without a club. The duo completed the same path of moving from Mainz to Dortmund.
Later in the month of May 2018, Thomas Tuchel signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), replacing Unai Emery. He rejected Bayern Munich to join the club.
The German tactician first move in the transfer market was the permanent signing of Monaco forward Kylian Mbappé for a fee of €180m on 1 July. As per the report from Skysport, to offset this large acquisition, and to adhere to UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations, Tuchel sanctioned the departure of several players, including first-team players Yuri Berchiche and Javier Pastore, as well as promising youngster Gonçalo Guedes.
In an interview with Sky Sports in 2021, Thomas Tuchel said: “It feels very good to be the coach here”. This statement has felt like this from the first day and has never changed.
The 48-year-old German tactician, Thomas Tuchel signed an 18-month contract (with the option for an extra year) with Premier League side Chelsea, replacing Frank Lampard. As per ESPN report, Tuchel became the first German to be appointed as head coach of the club. Although expressing a desire to not come in mid-season so as to have a pre-season with his new team, he accepted the position after Ralf Rangnick rejected the proposal of interim head coach
Thomas Tuchel net worth
According to the Forbes report, Thomas Tuchel has a total value of approximately $ 20 million from 2021.
Nevertheless, his earnings are almost down to his salary and the fees he receives as a football manager.
Thomas Tuchel’s very high value is not surprising. This is because the German manager signed an extension with Chelsea in the summer of 2021 after winning the UEFA Champions League, which saw him rise to £ 7million a year earlier at Stamford Bridge.