THOMAS TUCHEL is a man of many monikers, but you would never have imagined the incoming Chelsea boss would fancy himself as Germany’s next top model.
The ex-PSG manager, who is expected to take over the Stamford Bridge hot seat to replace Frank Lampard who has been sacked, once posed for a fashion shoot in New York for Die Zeit’s men’s magazine according to The Sun.
Tuchel, 47, had a stint as a barman, when he was forced to retire from the game aged just 24 – that he admits helped him become a more confident person.
The German tactician is also one of a rare breed of football managers who hold a degree – he juggled his job at Radio Bar in Stuttgart alongside studying Business Administration at university.
The differing facades of Tuchel paint not just an interesting personality, but one that’s bound to light up the Premier League.
In 2017, few could believe what they were seeing – certainly not German football fans anyway.
Skinny Tuchel, who stands at 6ft 2in, was seen in trendy snaps for ZEITmagazin MANN pulling off his best David Gandy impression.
And in fairness to Tuchel, he looked the part wearing stylish clobber while gazing into the distance – and still managing to look his usual pensive self.
At the time, he was in between jobs after he was fired by Borussia Dortmund – just days after they won the German cup.
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However, the stylish shoot was clearly the perfect audition for the PSG job he got in 2018, with Paris being the home of fashion.
Tuchel had come a long way from his beginnings as a football manager wannabe.