Date of birth: 29 August 1973
Playing career: FC Augsburg U19s, Stuttgarter Kickers, SSV Ulm 1846
Coaching career: VfB Stuttgart (youth coach and U19s assistant coach), FC Augsburg (U19s, academy coordinator and reserves), 1. FSV Mainz 05 (U19s and first-team head coach), Borussia Dortmund
• Tuchel had a fairly undistinguished playing career, retiring prematurely in 1998 due to injury.
• His first off-pitch role was with the Stuttgart youth team. He subsequently joined Augsburg, where he coached the U19s and reserve sides as well as serving as academy coordinator.
• Tuchel moved to Mainz in 2008 and was initially in charge of the U19s, whom he led to a German title. A year after joining the club, Tuchel succeeded Jørn Andersen as coach of the senior team. He went on to qualify twice for the UEFA Europa League, though Mainz were eliminated at the third qualifying round stage on both occasions.
• He took over from Jürgen Klopp in the Dortmund dugout prior to the 2015/16 campaign and led his side to the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, where they came up against Klopp's Liverpool team – and lost 5-4 on aggregate.
• Dortmund fared well under Tuchel in the Bundesliga in 2015/16, racking up 78 points to finish second behind Bayern München and qualify automatically for the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage. They were also beaten by Bayern in the German Cup final in Tuchel's debut season.
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