Thomas Tuchel

Soccer Coach

Thomas Tuchel was born in Krumbach, Bavaria, Germany on August 29th, 1973 and is the Soccer Coach. At the age of 50, Thomas Tuchel biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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August 29, 1973
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50 years old
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Thomas Tuchel Life

Thomas Tuchel (born 29 August 1973) is a German professional football coach and former athlete.

He is the head coach at Ligue 1 team Paris Saint-Germain. Tuchel's playing career came to an end at the age of 25, and he began his teaching career in 2000, spending five years with the youth teams at VfB Stuttgart.

He was recruited by newly promoted Bundesliga club Mainz 05 in 2009 after a fruitful one-year with FC Augsburg II.

During his five seasons with Mainz, he steered the club's name of exciting, attacking football.

He also marketed youth players.

In 2014, he left the club due to financial difficulties, and in 2015, he was recruited by Borussia Dortmund, where he won the DFB-Pokal before being fired in 2017.

Personal life

Tuchel was a "huge" football fan, and his first football idol, Hans-Günter Bruns, was a child.

Tuchel participated in Simpert-Kraemer-Gymnasium and devised tactical plans in PE volleyball. He graduated from Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University with a degree in business administration and spent time as a bartender at the Radio Bar in Stuttgart as a student.

Thomas married Sissi in 2009, with whom he has two children. Sissi filed for divorce in April 2022, citing irreconcilable inconsistencies. Tuchel is a polyglot who speaks German, French, English, and Italian. He describes himself as a "imperfect vegetarian" and drinks little amounts of alcohol. Tuchel says he is a huge reader, particularly of crime thriller novels and books about architecture and design, and he's also a fan of tennis, rock music, and hip hop.

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Thomas Tuchel Career

Playing career

Tuchel, a native of Krumbach, Bavaria, was coached by his father Rudolf. In 1988, Tuchel transferred to FC Augsburg, but he never made it to the first team, being suspended when he turned 19. Coach Heiner Schuhmann's assessment of Tuchel during his time at Augsburg indicated that he "was a devoted player who gave his all on the field but had few colleagues among his colleagues because he was exacting and demanding." Tuchel has signed for 2 years after being released. In 1992, the Stuttgarter Kickers joined the Bundesliga in a competition.

Tuchel appeared in eight games during the 1992-1993 season. He was cut from Kickers' first squad and joined SSV Ulm, coached by Hermann Badstuber, the father of Holger Badstuber, who Tuchel would later manage at youth level, after the 1993–94 season. He competed for SSV Ulm until being forced to leave in 1998, at the age of 24, after suffering a knee cartilage injury.

Coaching career

Tuchel began his coaching career in 2000, when Ralf Rangnick was hired as a youth coach at VfB Stuttgart, where he helped with the recruitment of future first team players, including Mario Gómez and Holger Badstuber. In the 2004–05 season, he guided the Under-19 team of the club to the Under 19 Bundesliga crown. He left early in the season as the team became dissatisfied with his personality and refused to renew his deal. Tuchel returned to Augsburg in 2005, with club sports director Andreas Rettig noting the club's admiration of Tuchel's tactical discipline that culminated in his appointment as the club's youth team coordinator. Despite failing to obtain a UEFA Pro Licence, he was hired in a six-and-a-half month course in Cologne under Erich Rutemöller. Tuchel served as a coordinator for three years before stepping into leadership after accepting the position as the first team coach at FC Augsburg II for the 2007–08 season. With Augsburg II, he coached a team that included Julian Nagelsmann, himself an injury-prone defender who transitioned to a coaching career after Tuchel ordered him to scout for the club in 2008. Tuchel also earned a reputation for his combustibility against referees during games, and was often fined by the Bavarian Football Association (BFV) as a result. Tuchel's Augsburg II placed fourth at the end of the 2007–08 season.

Tuchel's time as the coach of Augsburg II piqued many top-level German clubs, and he went on to be named by Bundesliga club Mainz 05 in 2009. After starting as a youth coach at Mainz for the past 12 months, he was promoted to the position as a youth coach during the Under 19 Bundesliga, which included the under-19 team. Tuchel coach Christian Heidel's flawlessionism, as well as investigating pitch integrity prior to a game against Olympiacos, has resulted in his potential appointment.

Despite acquiring technically inferior players, Tuchel's tactical plan at Mainz was seen as a result of their long-distance and concentration on pressing off the ball, mainly overloading one section of the opposition half in order to create less space to create counter-attacking chances by relentlessly high-pressure. Tuchel was known to have forbidden his players to leave the canteen while others were still eating, deeming it ill-mannered. Mainz's combination of pressuring and positional play culminated in his ninth-place finish in his first season as boss. Tuchel's Mainz got off to a good start to the season in the first seven games, with a home win over Bayern Munich. This coincided with Tuchel's recruitment of René Mari and Martin Rafelt, the founders of the tactics blog Spielverlagerung, to compile occasional scouting reports on Mainz's opponents. Tuchel later led the team to a fifth-place finish as the club advanced by 11 points to qualify for the third round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League. In the 2010-11 season, only four Bundesliga clubs scored more goals than Mainz, who had scored 52 goals in total. Of those goals, fifteen were scored by rising star André Schürrle and ten by Sami Allagui, who was a vital part of Tuchel's pressing machine.

Mainz dropped to a thirteenth-placed finish in the following season, losing Schürrle to Bayer Leverkusen in the summer. Allagui's lack of form exacerbated Mainz's attack challenges, although Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's team was able to score ten goals, and midfielder Julian Baumgartlinger's leadership and discipline helped the team and "named him out" as a future club captain. Mainz was forced to leave the Europa League early in the season and ended with 39 points, the lowest number during Tuchel's time at the club. Mainz will aim for their 13th-place finish from the season previous in the 2012–13 season. Despite a poor start and end to the season, there were fewer challenges than in the previous year, and the team finished sixth, six points behind seventh place. dám Szalai, who scored thirteen times, addressed the goal-scoring issues up front, while Nicolai Müller and Andreas Ivanschitz scored eight and seven goals respectively. In the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal, Mainz was disqualified. Tuchel led Mainz to a seventh-place finish in what would be his last season with the club, qualifying for the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League group stages. Shinji Okazaki, a Japanese forward, had been sent to Japan at the start of the season. He continued to have a prolific season, scoring 15 goals in the Bundesliga, a record for a Japanese player.

Despite being approached by Schalke 04 and Bayer Leverkusen for his services in the latter half of the 2013–14 season, Tuchel stayed at Mainz until the end of the season. However, he asked to be released from his work in May 2014 and later said that he "couldn't see how [the team] could reimagine [itself] once more in the coming summer." Tuchel revealed that he had already made the decision to leave Mainz at the end of the season in 2013. Mainz refused to oust him from his employment initially, but on May 11, 2014, he was allowed to resign. Tuchel won by 72 victories, 46 draws, and 64 losses from 182 games, with a winning percentage of 39.5 percent.

After the 2014–15 season, coach Jürgen Klopp revealed in April that he would leave Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund, which was inquiring about the availability of various coaches, landed on Tuchel, eager to implement a common press-based footballing philosophy, which was a club trademark under Klopp. Tuchel's appointment as the club's new head coach for the following season was announced shortly thereafter on 19 April 2015. After more than a year without a club, he returned to coaching after signing a three-year contract starting from July 1st. Both Klopp and Tuchel travelled from Mainz to Dortmund on the same route.

Tuchel was eager to escape speculative and off-the-pitch distractions when they first opened the summer season. He addressed the issue of celebrity players who were in a limbo between staying and leaving, converting them that Dortmund could fulfill their aspirations. Tuchel established goals that could help the team compete and "bridge the void at the top" after securing the futures of several key players. Dortmund and Tuchel's tactic was to build on Klopp's foundations while still maintaining the team's core with shrewd additions. This policy resulted in the signings of Roman Bürki and Julian Weigl, players who were not well known but still had the ability to be so, while Gonzalo Castro joined the club for €11 million. Weigl was often used by Tuchel in a 4–1–1 formation, and with the other two midfielders, he'd play the ball until Dortmund could cause an overload in space wide, attacking with quickness from there. Tuchel used a 4–2–3–1 formation at Dortmund; players such as Shinji Kagawa, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and the devastating Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will cause huge gaps in pockets of space in-between the lines. Weigl will be seated in front of the defense, while the other central midfielder, lkay Gündo, was pushed up forward. Despite being undefeated in his first 14 matches at Borussia Dortmund, Tuchel and his team finished trophyless in the 2015-16 season, despite being unable to win on penalties against Bayern Munich. The team was also disqualified at the quarter-final stage of the UEFA Europa League, where Liverpool, who had been now coached by Klopp, were also eliminated. However, the campaign was notable for further exposure of youth talent, with American teenager Christian Pulisic largely appearing in the latter stages of the season. Dortmund scored 82 goals in the 2015–16 Bundesliga, a club record, as well as the team's average league possession of 61% and an average pass accuracy of 85 percent, which were significant improvements from the team's counterpressing days with Klopp. Their point total of 78 was also the second highest in club history, and they had not won a league championship in only three of the previous 52 seasons. Dortmund finished second in the Bundesliga, securing Champions League football.

Dortmund invested heavily on player acquisitions, totaling €109.75 million in the transfer market, in the hopes of finding replacements for key players Mats Hummels, Gündo, and Mkhitaryan. Ousmane Dembélé, Marc Bartra, Emre Mor, Mario Götze, and Raphal Guerreiro were among those paid for in a total of €64 million. Guerreiro, who won the UEFA Euro 2016 Championships, was moved from left-back to midfield by Tuchel. Dortmund defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 2–1 on goals from both Dembélé and Aubameyang, winning his first major award as a coach and club's first trophy in five years. The team finished third in the Bundesliga this season and was disqualified in Monaco's quarter-finals.

Despite the victory, DFB-Pokal was to be Tuchel's first match with the club, as he was suspended three days later on May 30th, 2017. His time as first-team coach was marred by controversies, most notably CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, who characterized Tuchel as a "difficult person." After agreeing to UEFA's request that the team play their Champions League quarter-final first leg match against Monaco on Tuesday, one day after the team's bus was bombed, Tuchel has publicly condemned Watzke. Despite promises that they would not leave, he has publicly expressed disappointment with transfer activity, with Watzke approving the departures of Hummels, Gündo, and Mkhitaryan. Tuchel also maintained fractured links with club founders Roman Weidenfeller, Neven Suboti, and Jakub Bászczykowski, and Jakub Baszczykowski, in the hopes of replacing the trio, which Watzkowski objected to. Tuchel wanted to sign defender mer Toprak in 2016, a move that was apparently blocked by Watzke and chief scout Sven Mislintat, the latter of whom was reportedly barred from the training ground after an altercation with Tuchel. In addition, the club is looking for a midfielder whose life Torres was before Tuchel's return in 2017.

Tuchel came from Dortmund with a winning percentage of 62.9 percent, 23 draws, and 17 losses in 108 games.

Tuchel completed Unai Emery's two-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain in May 2018. He turned down Bayern Munich's offer to join the club.

On July 1, Tuchel's first move in the transfer market was the permanent signing of Monaco forward Kylian Mbappé for a €180 million fee. Tuchel banned the departure of several key players, including first-team players Yuri Berchiche and Javier Pastore, as well as promising youngster Gonçalo Guedes, in order to offset the massive purchase and adhere to UEFA Financial Fair Play guidelines. The club signed free agent goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon on July 6th, after also generating funds from the selling of other bit-part players. Tuchel reunited Tuchel with former footballer Choupo-Moting and signed German defender Thilo Kehrer for €37 million, and PSG's summer transfer market came to an end. Despite these deals, Tuchel has expressed disappointment with the club's inability to grow in both full and back areas.

Tuchel's first game in charge earned him his first recognition at the club, as PSG defeated Monaco 4–0 to win the Trophée des Champions on August 4th. He also won in his first league match after the club defeated Caen 3–0 eight days later. Tuchel suffered his first defeat in Paris on September 18th, losing 3–2 away to Liverpool in a Champions League group stage match, despite enjoying a brief unbeaten run. However, Tuchel would win the most games to begin in a domestic league season in November, when he won 12 straight victories. The record was then extended to two more victories prior to the club's season's epic start to the season on December 2nd, after PSG drew 2–2 away to Bordeaux. With a 4–1 victory over Red Star Belgrade on December 12, Tuchel advanced Paris Saint-Germain to the top spot in the club's Champions League group. Tuchel won over Nantes on December 22nd, securing the most points by Christmas in Ligue 1, with 47 after 17 games.

Tuchel was disqualified from his first game at PSG, losing to Guingamp on January 9 in the Coupe de la Ligue quarterfinals. However, he would beat the same opposition ten days later in the season, the first home victory in PSG's history. The club dug into the winter transfer market to bring Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes in for a reported €40 million transfer fee ahead of deadline day, on January 29th. These transfers, on the other hand, did not progress the team in Europe as PSG fell out of the Champions League in the first round against Manchester United. In the first leg, the club won a 2–0 victory away from home, but losing 3-1 at home, effectively ending the competition on away goals. PSG won the former on the 21st gameweeks before the season's first league title victory as a coach, with only the league and the Coupe de France to play for. Rennes loosing the 2019 Coupe de France Final on penalties on Tuesday, five days after losing a string of three consecutive league games: PSG's worst showing since 2012.

Tuchel has signed a one-year contract extension, which is set to come to an end in 2021. Tuchel deviated from recruiting players and, instead, called for the recruitment of hardworking Spanish midfielders Ander Herrera and Pablo Sarabia, as well as youth prospect Mitchel Bakker in his second transfer window. In the meantime, the club let go of good personalities in Buffon, Dani Alves, and Adrien Rabiot, and even profited from the sales of many fringe artists, including Moussa Diaby, Timothy Weah, and Grzegorz Krychowiak. In addition, the club signed central defender Abdou Diallo from Tuchel's old club, Borussia Gueye, as well as a loan move for forward Mauro Icardi on deadline day. With a number of new transactions, this was the first transfer window since PSG's takeover by Qatar Sports Investments in 2012, whereby the club has made money in the transfer market.

Tuchel started his second season at PSG by holding the Trophée des Champions, a 2–1 victory over Rennes on August 3, 2019. He also won his first league game of the season by defeating Nîmes 3–0 at home. In the club's second league game, PSG defeated Rennes 2–1. PSG defeated Real Madrid 3–0 at home in the club's first game in the UEFA Champions League; this victory came without identified first-team players Neymar, Edinson Cavani, and Mbappé. Following a 1–0 win over Belgian club Club Brugge on November 6, he guided the team to qualifying for the first knockout stage with two group games to spare. Tuchel led the team to the top spot in their group just under three weeks after winning a 2–2 draw against Real Madrid. The club began an undefeated run, winning a string of high-scoring victories against Linas-Montlhéry and Saint-Étienne in the domestic cup competitions in January, while Montpellier scored five goals against Montpellier in the league. Tuchel was reported to be in a tense discussion with Mbappé after his replacement, despite noting that the previous game was marred by controversy.

PSG lost 2–1 against Tuchel's former club Dortmund in the first leg of the Champions League on Sunday, August 18th. Tuchel guided the team to the last eight in a 2–0 victory at home in the second leg a month later, overturning the deficit in the second leg. This was the club's first game behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic; this was the reason why the domestic league was cancelled on April 30th, while their Champions League fixtures, Coupe de France, and the Coupe de la Ligue finals were postponed. PSG returned to competitive football on July 24th, winning the Coupe de France after beating Saint-Étienne 1–0 in the final. Kylian Mbappé sustained an ankle sprain, which had kept him out for three weeks, causing the game to be postponed. PSG defeated Lyon 6–5 on penalties in the 2020 Coupe de la Ligue Final on July 31 to complete a domestic treble. PSG defeated Atalanta 2–1 in the Champions League's quarterfinals on August 12–19, the club's first appearance in the tournament's history since the 1994–95 season. PSG secured their first Champions League Final and first European final since 1997, defeating RB Leipzig 3–0 to advance to their first ever Champions League Final and their first European final since 1997. Bayern Munich would lose by a single goal on August 23.

PSG signed a number of names, including club stalwarts Thiago Silva and Cavani, in his third transfer window. In the meantime, Mauro Icardi's loan was made permanent for €50 million, and the club extended this financing with the loan acquisitions of Alessandro Florenzi, Danilo Pereira, and Moise Kean. PSG's league championship defense began with a 1–0 loss to newly promoted Lens on September 10th; the club was without captain Marquinhos, Icardi, Neymar, Mbappé, Navas, Paredes, and Nague ngel Di Mara due to COVID-19 testing findings, which was not present on COVID-19. In Le Classique, the club lost their second league game by the same scoreline, marking the first time PSG has lost two league games since the 1984–85 season. Following an injury-time brawl, the game became well-known for its discipline difficulties, with 17 cards displayed (the most in a single Ligue 1 game in the 21st century). Tuchel won the team's first victory of the league season by defeating Metz 1–0 on September 16th, but the game was marred by another red card to PSG. This began a streak of 8 straight victories before falling to a 3–2 loss to Monaco on November 20th; PSG's second game in which PSG saw a red card. Despite being in third place in the Champions League table and only winning 3 more games, and with PSG third in Ligue 1, Lyon and eventual champions Lille being pushed out on December 24, Tuchel was disqualified on December 24th, despite being in third place in the Ligue 1 table. His firing came a day after beating Strasbourg 4–0, surprising many at the club, including assistant coach Zsolt Lw.

Tuchel's time with the club's hierarchy was marred during his tenure. He said in a video interview with German television station Sport 1, "more like] a politician in sport" than a mentor. Tuchel's sporting director Leonardo, as well as his previous criticism of the club's transfer process, had condemned the club's transfer operation, saying that the people above [him] must be respected [him]" and described the remarks as "unwanted" for the club. Tuchel and Leonardo reportedly fell out over the signing of defensive midfielder Danilo Pereira, with the coach requesting a central defender; in reaction, Tuchel often fielded Pereira as a central defender.

Tuchel retired in 127 games with a record of 95 wins, 13 draws, and 19 losses, with the highest average of points per game (2.37), tied for his predecessor Emery. Tuchel arranged the hospitalization for his housemaid's heart transplant and allowed her to return to the Philippines by purchasing her family a house in the country.

Tuchel signed an 18-month deal with Chelsea (with the option for an additional year), replacing Frank Lampard, who was born in 2021. He was the first German to be named head coach of the club. Tuchel expressed a desire not to return in mid-season so as to have a pre-season with his new team, but after Ralf Rangnick turned down the appointment of interim head coach Tom Paine, he accepted the role.

Tuchel ruled his first game, a goalless draw at home against Wolverham Wanderers, a match that tied for most possession (78.9%) and passes completed (820) for a manager's first Premier League match. Tuchel won his first game on January 31 by defeating Burnley 2–0 at home, and then won his first London derby (and first away game) by defeating Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 on February 4th. Chelsea defeated Barnsley 1–0 away, extending his undefeated streak to five games to six games. Chelsea lost 1–0 away in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League in the first leg, with Olivier Giroud scoring an overhead kick. This was Tuchel's first European victory as Chelsea manager.

Tuchel's undefeated run extended to eleven games after a 2–0 home league victory over Everton, making the first head coach in Premier League history to keep consecutive home clean sheets in their first five home matches. Tuchel extended his undefeated run to 13 games in the second leg of the Champions League on March 17th, beating Atlético Madrid 2–0 in the second leg of the tournament for the longest unbeaten run in Chelsea history. This was thought to be due to the introduction of a three-man defence and partly due to a pragmatic approach to games; Tuchel's team took as many shots as Lampard's per game (13.8 vs 13.9), but there were less opportunities under Lampard, with 1.1 goals scored on average per game relative to 2.1 under Lampard. In October, he was named Premier League Manager of the Month for the first time. With a 5–2 home loss to West Bromwich Albion on April 3, the unbeaten run came to an end.

Chelsea advanced to the FA Cup Final on Saturday, defeating league leaders Manchester City 1–0 in the semi-finals, with Chelsea eventually losing the final 1–0 to Leicester City, thanks to Hakim Ziyech's goal. Following a 3–1 aggregate victory over Real Madrid in the semi-finals, Tuchel advanced Chelsea to the Champions League Finals, making the first coach to qualify for two different clubs in consecutive seasons. Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1–0 in the final and lifted Europe to European glory. Tuchel has signed a labor contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2024.

Chelsea's first transfer window will prepare the 2021-22 season for veteran goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli on a free transfer from West London rivals Fulham on July 28, marking Tuchel's first signing as Chelsea head coach. Trevoh Chalobah, an academy player, was also incorporated into the first squad, and Chelsea later re-signed Romelu Lukaku for a club-record £97.5 million (€115 million). On the day, he signed Saul a season-long loan from Atlético Madrid (which also included the option to buy for £30 million) until the end. Chelsea started the season with an eight-game unbeaten streak, winning the UEFA Super Cup for the first time since being defeated by Manchester City on September 25th. Chelsea defeated Malmö 4–0 home victory in the Champions League on October 20th; this was bettered three days later following a 7–0 humiliatal of league struggling Norwich City. The club began a 12 match unbeaten run in all competitions, which culminated in a 3–2 loss to West Ham United on December 4th. Chelsea beat Chelsea 3-0 in the EFL Cup Final a month later, and Chelsea will lose on penalties against Liverpool. Chelsea defeated Palmeiras 2–1 extra time on February 12th, Chelsea's first Club World Cup victory for the first time.

Chelsea lost 4–1 at home to newly promoted Brentford on April 2nd, the club's highest scoring away win under Tuchel after a six-game winning streak in all competitions. Chelsea dropped 5–4 on aggregate after extra time against Real Madrid and were disqualified from the Champions League, after which Tuchel sluggish goal against Marcos Alonso and referee Szymon Marciniak's "smiling and joking" with Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti at the game's end. Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace 2–0 in their second straight FA Cup Final, just four days after. Chelsea went on to lose on penalties in the Final on penalties, repeating the results of the previous year's EFL Cup Final three months ago.

Tuchel and Chelsea had invested over £250 million in the 2022-1923 season, as well as near-club record outlays on Marc Cucurella and Wesley Fofana, with the highest spending in that season's Premier League and a British record for spending in a single transfer window. On the transfer deadline day, Denis Zakaria's loan was also accepted by the club. Antonio Rüdiger and Marcos Alonso, academy graduates Andreas Christensen and Callum Hudson-Odoi (who left on loan), and former heavy money signings Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku are among the first team members who have left, as well as Antonio Antonio Rüdiger and Marcos Alonso.

The club opened their league season with a 1–0 victory over Everton on August 6, 2022. After an explosive match with Antonio Conte at the end of the game, Tuchel was dismissed after a 2–2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur. The Football Association (FA) had disciplined him £35,000 and was banned from touchingline for one match because of inappropriate conduct. Following remarks that referee Anthony Taylor should no longer referee Chelsea games after he made some contentious decisions in the Tottenham game, Tuchel was fined an additional £20,000 fine. Tuchel's remarks, according to the FA, constituted unlawful behaviour, implied bias, doubt the match referee, and bring the game into disrepute. Tuchel was fired as the team's boss following the club's 1–0 home loss to Dinamo Zagreb in their first Champions League match against Leeds United and Southampton; Chelsea also suffered league losses against Leeds United and Southampton prior to losing to Dinamo Zagreb on September 7th 2022.

Tuchel was apparently dissatisfied with his increasing involvement in Chelsea's day-to-day transfer activity as a result of the departures of club director Marina Granovskaia and technical advisor Petr ech, with whom Tuchel had a good working relationship; Tuchel was reported to have delegated his presence at recruitment meetings to his employee, according to The Athletic. According to reports close to Tuchel, he disagreed with the club's transfer policy and goals, including not being interested in the loan signing of Zakaria and publicly expressing concern in the transfer for Matthijs de Ligt, Raphinha, Frenkie de Jong, and Presnel Kimpembe. Tuchel was inconsistent when it came to transfers, with some reluctance and support for Gabriel Jesus, Edson lvarez, Roméo Lavia, and Cristiano Ronaldo all being linked to Chelsea, according to Chelsea sources, who expressed both doubt and admiration for his transfer prospects.

Tuchel reportedly had a breakdown in contact after losing to Leeds on August 21 (after which, Boehly was reported to have described Tuchel as a "nightmare" in dealing with recruitment to a Premier League executive). Tuchel had also lost and isolated several first team players, including Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Werner, Lukaku, and Hudson-Odoi, as a result of a pre-season loss to Charlotte on July 20. Tuchel wrote an open letter expressing that he did not anticipate leaving Chelsea "for many years" and that the club's history and the events of the last 19 months would always have a special place in my heart."

Tuchel departed Chelsea with a winning percentage of 60% in 100 games, the fourth highest win percentage by a Chelsea boss after taking over 100 games, after Jose Mourinho (67.03%), Antonio Conte (61.09%), and Carlo Ancelotti (61.09%). Graham Potter replaced Tuchel.

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Bayern Munich 'closing in on the reappointment of Julian Nagelsmann' to replace Thomas Tuchel after missing out on Xabi Alonso - but 'are also monitoring current Premier League boss' as final decision looms

www.dailymail.co.uk, April 16, 2024
The German club have been on the hunt for a new manager since revealing earlier this year that they would be moving on from Thomas Tuchel, and had been tipped to appoint Xabi Alonso. Alonso was the man that led the mission to dethrone Bayern for the first time in 12 years, securing the Bundesliga title on Sunday with Bayer Leverkusen, and the Spaniard has been tipped to join one of Europe's top teams soon. He however has revealed that he will be staying with Leverkusen for at least another year, causing the runners-up in waiting to look elsewhere to appoint Tuchel's successor.

Revealed: The Premier League's biggest wage bills after Chelsea leapfrogged two rivals with their mammoth £400MILLION outlay on salaries after Todd Boehly's mega spending spree

www.dailymail.co.uk, April 15, 2024
Chelsea's financial challenges have been laid bare after their wage bill soared beyond the £400million mark last season. The Stamford Bridge club were second only to Manchester City last season when it came to paying players and staff - but didn't come close to replicating the success. While City's £422.9m wage bill included many bonuses because they won the Treble, Chelsea spent vast sums on their bloated squad while finishing 12th in the Premier League table.

Bayern Munich 'have approached Zinedine Zidane over replacing Thomas Tuchel as their next boss despite him holding out for France job'... with the German giants 'also targeting two other coaches'

www.dailymail.co.uk, April 15, 2024
Bayern Munich have reportedly approached former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to replace Thomas Tuchel as their next boss.  The Bavarian giants were forced to watch jubilant celebrations from rivals Bayer Leverkusen as they beat them to the Bundesliga title after a so-far unbeaten season that has seen them go 16 points clear of them in the table.  The club already announced in February that Tuchel was set to leave in the summer after an underwhelming season that saw the team go out in the German cup to amateur side Saarbrucken before seeing Leverkusen race away with the league. 
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