STORY – The coach, become unwanted at PSG, has found a smile at the Blues, which he has put back on the right track.
Claiming to be “the first to” in the history of football is less and less obvious. And yet, if Thomas Tuchel eliminates Real Madrid this Wednesday evening (9 p.m., RMC) in London in the semi-final second leg of the Champions League (1-1 in the first leg), he will be the first coach to play two finals of C1 consecutive with two different clubs.
Bringing Paris Saint-Germain to such a stage in the competition last August, again a first for the club, had not made it untouchable, far from it. Four months, tensions with his management and a spitting venom at a press conference later, and Tuchel took the door.
Considered nice and bright
A dismissal on December 24, Christmas Eve. What undermine the morale of the German coach. But now in barely thirty days Tuchel has rebounded. Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has not assumed the coaching costume in “his” club. The Blues have bet on a more seasoned coach. Is right.
First person to welcome Thomas Tuchel to London: the defender
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