The long-awaited 2021 UEFA Champions League final saw Chelsea defeating 1-0 Manchester City to lift the continent's greatest trophy for the second time in history. Thomas Tuchel was the mastermind responsible for such a feat, as only in five months he changed the course of a team that seemed lost before his arrival.
In the last years, the German boss has emerged as one of the most promising coaches in the world. His impressive job with Borussia Dortmund earned him recognition, as he proved to be a great successor to Jurgen Klopp and has even been compared with Pep Guardiola, whom he beat in the latest UCL final.
Besides the memorable triumph in charge of Chelsea, who weren't seen as frontrunners to claim the title, Tuchel has also established a new record. Here, check out the unique mark this manager holds.
Tuchel sets new record with Chelsea's Champions League success
Only five months later from his appointment, Chelsea's decision to bring Tuchel in to replace Frank Lampard has undoubtedly paid off. In a blink of an eye, the 47-year-old coach changed the Blues' fortunes in the Premier League and, most importantly, turned them in the new European kings.
By leading Chelsea to 2021 final, Thomas Tuchel became the first manager to reach two straight Champions League finals with different teams. Last year, he guided PSG to their first-ever European final, in which the French side was beaten by Bayern.
However, he seized the opportunity for redeeming himself, and in his second shot, the result was much better. Despite being in the eye of the storm for Paris' loss in 2020, it didn't take long to see Tuchel back in a Champions League final, being the first coach to appear in it for two straight years with different sides.