Happy 50th birthday to Thomas Tuchel!

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Thomas Tuchel reaches the milestone age of 50 today, 29 August. Happy birthday from all of us, boss!

Tuchel has been head coach at Bayern since March and won the Bundesliga in dramatic fashion in May. Back in his playing days, the Krumbach native turned out for Augsburg, Stuttgarter Kickers and Ulm. His coaching career started in the academy at VfB Stuttgart before making his way back via Augsburg to Mainz. In 2009 he was named first-team head coach at the 05ers before taking the helm at Borussia Dortmund in 2015, where he won the DFB Cup in 2017.

Tuchel went on to coach Paris Saint-Germain in 2018, where he led the French club to two league titles and the Champions League final against Bayern in 2020, losing 1-0. Before coming to Munich, Tuchel led Chelsea to Champions League glory in 2021.

We sat down with Tuchel for an in-depth chat ahead of the season:

Tuchel also visited a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in Tokyo as part of the Audi Summer Tour. The Bayern coach discussed his own personal rituals, discipline and much more:

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