Thomas Tuchel is a German professional football coach and former player. He is the head coach at Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain.
Born in Krumbach, Tuchel’s playing career ended at age 25, as a result of a chronic knee cartilage injury, and in 2000, he began his coaching career, working for the youth teams at VfB Stuttgart for five years. In 2009, following a successful one-year period at FC Augsburg II, he was hired by newly promoted Bundesliga club Mainz 05.
Tuchel guided Mainz to league stability during his five seasons at the club, and gained plaudits for his brand of energetic, attacking football. He also cultivated a reputation for having a focus on promoting youth players He departed the club in 2014 as a result of financial disputes, and in 2015, was appointed at fellow German club Borussia Dortmund, where he won the DFB-Pokal before being fired in 2017.
He was then appointed at French club Paris Saint-Germain in 2018, where he won the league title in his debut season.