For the rest, PSG bets on the hard-line Tuchel


The former coach of Dortmund should, unless surprise, succeed Unai Emery. Portrait.
After Unai Emery, Thomas Tuchel? 7 e title of French champion of the PSG, clinched brilliantly Sunday night against Monaco (7-1) , should not save the Basque technician, whose fate has been sealed after the elimination against Real Madrid. Emery whose balance sheet will be tainted by the loss of Ligue 1 last season and two outings in 8 es the Champions League final, including the “remontada”, with a more general taste of unfinished in view of the promises posted in terms of management of the group and play on his arrival. The German technician Thomas Tuchel should therefore succeed him. The media SportBuzzer has even announced, probably a bit fast, that a contract (two seasons plus one optional) has already been signed, when The Team swore that ” formalization is just a question of timing “. The sports daily also said that his name would have been blown to the clan of Emir Tamim al-Thani by the consul of Qatar in Germany, bypassing the passage sports director Antero Henrique. A choice that, if confirmed, can surprise. The qualities of the person concerned are not in question. His age (44 years), his lightweight record (German runner-up 2016, winner of the 2017 German Cup) and especially his lack of experience of the highest level, however pose question. Anonymous defender passed by the Stuttgarter Kickers and Ulm in the 90s, Tuchel won in 2009 and for five years coaching Mainz, a modest club he will guide to Europe. ” He had been able to draw the quintessence of a relatively small group in quality and quantity. Which proves the quality of the coach. In Germany, there is the net result, and the progression of the team as a whole. And that really was the case in Mainz “, Judge, for Le Figaro , the connoisseur of German football Patrick Guillou, beIN Sports consultant. Champagne football in Dortmund In 2015, he changed his category taking the reins of Dortmund. Two years in which Borussia has delighted observers with the quality of its game. ” A football focused on the offensive, especially at home, with a lot of opportunities, goals, overtaking for players. The latter had to know how to evolve in several positions, while Tuchel could change tactical system several times per game “Guillou still swears. And to add: ” It had seduced and had mouth. But offensive football, total, self-giving, making efforts for one another, is in the DNA of Borussia. It is a mining town where football is the essence of life. He needed a team that looked like him. And it is also the faculty of a coach, to know how to adapt. ” One thing is certain: it is the unparalleled tactician profile that seduced the Parisian bosses and decided them to try the Tuchel bet. A pupil of the Pep Guardiola school, from whom he is inspired and whom he admires. Moreover, the native of Krumbach (Bavaria), free since 2017, appeared on the shelves of several major clubs, including London (Chelsea, Arsenal?), But also Bayern Munich according to various sources. A coach as demanding on a daily basis with himself as he is with his flock. A madman of work, a madman of detail. The weight of the stars ” If I do not go so far as to say that he is an apostle of Pep Guardiola, he has a lot of acquaintances with the Manchester City coach Guillou confirms. In the game in motion, the occupation of spaces and intervals, the fact of unbalancing by positioning the opposing team. It is a game in motion where the ball carrier has several solutions each time, three or four ! Many teams advance the balloon in a triangle, while it tends to use squares or rhombuses with a high tip. When we play forward, we eliminate players and break lines to create an imbalance behind and enjoy the time ahead. That’s what interests him. And what should delight the regulars of the Parc des Princes and other followers of the club of the capital and Ligue 1. It remains to be seen whether the transplant will take with the locker room of PSG stars. Players who have always been very important (too much) to the club since the arrival of the Qataris and facing which successive coaches have not often had the last word … Remember that Tuchel still had to deal with Pierre -Emerick Aubameyang, Mats Hummels, Ilkay Gundogan, Henrikh Mkhitaryan or Ousmane DembelĂ©, not nothing. Overall, he had not hesitated for example to remove “Aubam” before a major match of the Champions League, the former Stephanois made a return trip to Milan on a day off … Charge to his future likely players Parisians to be in tune. And to the management to support it bluntly. This is the key. Tuchel also opposed head-on, including executive director Hans-Joachim Watzke. As on the decision to play against Monaco in the aftermath of a bomb attack on the bus of the team, in the quarters of the Champions League 2017. And it is besides especially tensions between people which led to its eviction . He speaks, thinks and acts cash. But always in the interest of the club, the team, the collective. ” In the management of big clubs, whether in Paris or elsewhere, we are more in a management relationship than coach / coached , says Guillou. It’s like in an orchestra : Even if you have the greatest soloists, if everyone plays his score in his corner, it sounds wrong. The question is whether he can become a very great conductor . That’s the whole question.


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