Thomas Tuchel Biography – Thomas Tuchel Wiki
Thomas Tuchel is a German professional football coach and former player. He is the head coach of Premier League club Chelsea. He has served as head coach at at FC Augsburg II, Mainz 05 (2009-2014), Borussia Dortmund (2015-2017), Paris Saint-Germain (2018-2020), and Chelsea (2021-). At PSG, he won 94, drew 14, and lost 19 of 127 games. He won Ligue 1 in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons; Coupe de France in 2019/20; Coupe de la Ligue in 2019/20; and Trophee des Champions in 2018 and 2019. At Borussia Dortmund, he won 67, drew 23, and lost 17 of 107 games, and won the DFB-Pokal in 2016/17. At Mainz, he won 68, drew 48, and lost 64 of 180 games.
During his playing career, he played as a defender. He joined the Augsburg youth academy as a teenager but was released at the age of 19 without ever making the first team. He subsequently had a short-lived spell with the Stuttgarter Kickers in Bundesliga 2, making eight outings at that level, before joining third-tier outfit SSV Ulm. There he played 68 times before being forced to hang up his boots for good due to a serious knee injury at the age of 24 in 1998.
After studying for a Business Administration degree following his early retirement, Tuchel reached out to Ralf Rangnick, his former coach at Ulm, asking for one last shot to revive his playing career. Rangnick was in charge at Stuttgart and offered Tuchel an opportunity but chronic cartilage damage in his knee meant the comeback was shortlived. However, Rangnick encouraged him into coaching and he eventually took a job in the club’s academy.
In 2000, he took over the U14 team. Tuchel was promoted to assistant coach of the U19s in 2004 and helped the side win the U19 Bundesliga title the following year. In 2006 he returned to Augsburg, this time as U19 head coach, completing his coaching badges that same year. In 2007/08 he took charge of the club’s reserve team before switching to Mainz and winning the U19 Bundesliga title in 2008/09.
He was named as Mainz first team coach on 3 August 2009 after his predecessor, Jörn Andersen, was dismissed following the side’s DFB Cup first-round exit to lower-league outfit VfB Lübeck. Tuchel remains the most successful coach in Mainz’s history, averaging more points per game (1.41) than the man who took them into the Bundesliga for the very first time back in 2005/06 – Jürgen Klopp (1.13).
After five seasons at Mainz he took a 12-month sabbatical before taking over from Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund in 2015, where he went on to win the German Cup. Three years later he joined Paris Saint-Germain and became a two-time Ligue 1 champion, also winning the Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue in 2020. He’s also lifted the Champions Trophy on two occasions. In addition, Tuchel led the capital club to the first Champions League final in their history.
Thomas Tuchel Chelsea Contract
On January 26, 2021, Thomas Tuchel signed an 18-month contract with the possibility of an extension. He said at the time: “I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff. We all have the greatest respect for Frank Lampard’s work and the legacy he created at Chelsea. At the same time, I cannot wait to meet my new team and compete in the most exciting league in football. I am grateful to now be part of the Chelsea family – it feels amazing!”
Chelsea Director Marina Granovskaia said: “It is never easy to change Head Coach in the middle of the season but we are very happy to secure one of Europe’s best coaches in Thomas Tuchel. There is still much to play for and much to achieve, this season and beyond. We welcome Thomas to the Club.”
Thomas Tuchel Style of Play
Thomas Tuchel once described his style of play as “attack-minded football with pace going forward,” he told German newspaper die Zeit. “I prefer certain qualities – an active playing style, bold defending and pacey play in attack.” His teams are known for being tactically flexible, often in response to the strengths and weaknesses of the opposition, although he has tended to prefer a 4-3-3 system more recently, with direct play from the wide forwards and full-backs. Out of possession, there is an emphasis on counter-pressing to win the ball back quickly in forward areas.
Thomas Tuchel Age
He was born on 29 August 1973, in Krumbach, Germany.
Thomas Tuchel Wife
Thomas Tuchel is married to his wife Sissi Tuchel. The couple married in 2009.
Thomas Tuchel Children
Thomas Tuchel and his wife Sissi Tuchel have two daughters, Emma Tuchel and Kim Tuchel.
Thomas Tuchel Family
He is the son of Gabriele Tuchel and Rudolf Tuchel.
Thomas Tuchel Salary
Thomas Tuchel’s salary at Chelsea is still unclear. However, his predecessor, Frank Lampard had a £75,000-a-week salary at Chelsea. According to French sports paper L’Équipe, Thomas Tuchel was the highest paid manager in Ligue 1 with a monthly salary of €625, 000, which translated to around €7.5 million per year. At the start of the 2019-20 season, he received an increased salary of 2.5 million, increasing his salary from 5 to 7.5 million euros.
Thomas Tuchel Net Worth
Thomas Tuchel’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million.
Thomas Tuchel Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.90 m).