Thomas Tuchel seemed to be in a good place five months after coming to London. The contentious manner in which he parted ways with Paris Saint-Germain, who fired him on Christmas Eve, is no longer an issue. Tuchel hasn’t put a foot wrong since joining Chelsea in January, and he’s in a captivating and lighthearted mood as he prepares to face City in Porto, in contrast to his acerbic attitude at PSG and Borussia Dortmund.

“I enjoy it when other people are happy,” Thomas Tuchel remarked, anticipating the after-party if Chelsea won the Champions League final against Manchester City on Saturday night.

Chelsea’s Decision On Replacing Lamprad With Thomas Tuchel

Almost everything indicates that Chelsea made the right decision in replacing Frank Lampard with Tuchel. They qualified for the Champions League last weekend and are 90 minutes away from becoming European champions for the second time, despite losing the FA Cup final to Leicester a week ago.

Tuchel, who has brought the dressing room together and established a strategically coherent team, is to thank for their comeback. Chelsea’s manager commented, “I enjoy a lot that the players here don’t go by instinct into the same groupings. They mingle, and I’m relieved that I don’t have to. I enjoy this a lot and don’t change it. I informed them after two or three days here.”

Tuchel’s ability to handle the internal dynamics at Stamford Bridge was questioned when he first arrived. He said at the time that he was taken aback when Chelsea gave him only an 18-month contract. Chelsea was in the ninth position at the time. Tuchel, who started his managing career at Mainz in 2009, persevered. Tuchel would be open to discussing a contract extension this summer. The abrasiveness that marred his tenure at Dortmund and PSG.

Tuchel is a football fanatic who studied business administration and temporarily worked as a bartender in Stuttgart. After, an injury caused him to quit at the age of 25. When Chelsea’s movements go wrong, it’s entertaining to see him leaping up and down on the touchline. He doesn’t mind if his teammates think he’s crazy.

Pep Guardiola will test Tuchel’s tactical nous, but he will not try to second-guess Manchester City’s manager.

Away from football, Tuchel has a tranquil existence. He meditates, reads, spends time with his family and considers his team while doing so.


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