Paris Saint-Germain has announced that Thomas Tuchel will be the new first-team coach next season. The German tactician has signed a two-year contract with the French champions.
The native of Krumbach, in Bavaria, began his coaching career at just 27 years of age with the VfB Stuttgart youth academy. In 2009, Thomas Tuchel enjoyed his first experience at the head of a professional team when he took over as head coach of FSV Mainz. He led this team for five years in the Bundesliga.
A lover of dynamic, attacking the football and an accomplished tactician, Tuchel quickly became one of the most highly regarded coaches in Germany. In 2015, he joined Borussia Dortmund as the new head coach of the German club. In two seasons with the BvB, Thomas Tuchel took charge of 108 matches on the bench, winning the 2017 German Cup and always adhering to his footballing principles based on teamwork, creativity, high intensity, and competitiveness. His footballing philosophy and success have earned him the respect and admiration of the sports biggest names.
The 44-year-old German manager will begin his tenure in early July with the start of pre-season training.
“It is with much joy, pride, and ambition that I am joining this big club, Paris Saint-Germain,” declared Thomas Tuchel after signing his contract. “I can’t wait to start working with all these great players who are all amongst the best in the world. With my coaching staff, we will do everything we can to help the team reach success, including on the international scene. Paris Saint-Germain has enormous potential and it is by so far the most exciting proposition in football. I am also impatient to get to know the Parc des Princes, a famous European stadium and one that boasts an incredible atmosphere.”
“I am very happy to welcome Thomas Tuchel as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain,” said Paris Saint-Germain Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. “Thomas is one of the best and most competitive European coaches to have emerged over the last few seasons. He abides by very strong principles of playing spectacular and clinical football that has always been the foundation of German football, especially on the international scene. His competitive spirit, his preference for attacking the football and his strong character are in line with what we have always wanted for Paris Saint-Germain; this style that our loyal supporters have always demanded and admired.”