|Intro||German footballer and manager|
|Is||Sports official Athlete Football player Association football player Association football manager|
|Birth||29 August 1973, Krumbach, Günzburg, Swabia, Bavaria|
Thomas Tuchel (German pronunciation: [ˈtʰoːmas ˈtʊxəl]; born 29 August 1973) is a German football coach and former footballer.
Tuchel's youth club was TSV Krumbach. In 1988, he moved to nearby FC Augsburg. He then got the opportunity to play in the 2. Bundesliga for Württemberg side Stuttgarter Kickers from 1992. He played in only eight matches in 1992–93, and, after an even more disappointing 1993–94 season, when he was dropped from Kickers first team, he joined Regionalliga Süd, a third-tier side SSV Ulm, where he played in 69 matches for the Swabian side in four years before ending his active career due to a chronic knee cartilage injury in 1998.
Tuchel began his coaching career in 2000 as head coach of the Under 19 of VfB Stuttgart. After five years he returned to his former club FC Augsburg, where he worked as youth team co-ordinator for three years. He was the manager of FC Augsburg II during the 2007–08 season.
He was named as the new head coach of 1. FSV Mainz 05 on 3 August 2009, after the club was promoted to the Bundesliga. He had been a youth team coach for Mainz for the previous 12 months. He signed a two-year contract after being promoted to that position from the 1. FSV Mainz 05 Under 19 side.
In the 2010–11 season, Tuchel coached Mainz to seven wins in their first seven games, including an away victory over Bayern Munich. The team finished fifth in the rankings. Schalke 04 and Bayer Leverkusen both made approaches for Tuchel in the latter–half of the 2013–14 season. Tuchel led Mainz to a 2014–15 UEFA Europa League spot during the 2013–14 season after finishing the season in seventh place. Tuchel asked to be released from his contract prematurely. Tuchel left the position of head coach on 11 May 2014. However, Mainz refused to release him from his contract. He finished his Mainz career with a record of 72 wins, 46 draws, and 64 losses. Tuchel later said of his decision to leave the club: "I couldn’t see how we could reinvent ourselves once more the coming summer."
On 19 April 2015, it was announced that Tuchel would replace Jürgen Klopp as manager of Borussia Dortmund from the 2015–16 season. He had his first training session on 29 June 2015. His first pre–season match finished in a 17–0 win against a team of German Olympians on 4 July 2015. He won his first competitive match: a 1–0 UEFA Europa League win against Austrian club Wolfsberg. Tuchel's Dortmund had a run of 11 consecutive wins, a run that ended on 23 September 2015 in an away match at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga, a game that finished 1-1.
In his first season at Dortmund, Tuchel led the club to the quarter-final stage of the Europa League, where they were knocked out by his predecessor Klopp's Liverpool. On 20 April 2016, Dortmund qualified for the 2016 DFB-Pokal Final by winning 3–0 away at Hertha BSC, however, they lost in the final to Bayern Munich on penalties.
During their first pre-season friendly in China for the 2016 International Champions Cup, Tuchel led Dortmund to a 4–1 defeat of Manchester United. Despite losing on penalties to Manchester City in their next match, they finished top of the China table with 4 points. However, they did not receive the trophy due to one of the other matches being cancelled.
On 27 May 2017, Tuchel won his first trophy with Dortmund, as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2–1 in the 2017 DFB-Pokal Final. However, it was to be his only honour with the club, as he left three days later.
- As of matches played on 27 May 2017
|Augsburg II||1 July 2007||30 June 2008||7001340000000000000♠34||7001200000000000000♠20||7000800000000000000♠8||7000600000000000000♠6||7001800000000000000♠80||7001450000000000000♠45||+35||07001588200000000000♠58.82|
|Mainz||3 August 2009||11 May 2014||7002182000000000000♠182||7001720000000000000♠72||7001460000000000000♠46||7001640000000000000♠64||7002248000000000000♠248||7002288000000000000♠288||−40||07001395600000000000♠39.56|
|Borussia Dortmund||29 June 2015||30 May 2017||7002108000000000000♠108||7001680000000000000♠68||7001230000000000000♠23||7001170000000000000♠17||7002245000000000000♠245||7002113000000000000♠113||+132||07001629600000000000♠62.96|
|2011–12||7001340000000000000♠34||7000900000000000000♠9||7001120000000000000♠12||7001130000000000000♠13||7001470000000000000♠47||7001510000000000000♠51||07001264700000000000♠26.47||13th||Round of 16||Qualifying in Europa League.||—|
|Borussia Dortmund||2015–16||7001340000000000000♠34||7001240000000000000♠24||7000600000000000000♠6||7000400000000000000♠4||7001820000000000000♠82||7001340000000000000♠34||07001705900000000000♠70.59||2nd||Finalist||Quarter–finalist in Europa League||—|
|2016–17||7001340000000000000♠34||7001180000000000000♠18||7001100000000000000♠10||7000600000000000000♠6||7001720000000000000♠72||7001400000000000000♠40||07001529400000000000♠52.94||3rd||Winners||Quarter-finalist in Champions League|
- Borussia Dortmund
- DFB-Pokal: 2016–17