The UEFA Champions League semi-finals will have German influence, not only due to FC Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig but because of the managers.
OptaFranz tweeted out that this will be the first that in the competition that there will be three managers from a single nation. Hans-Dieter Flick, Thomas Tuchel, and Julian Nagelsmann have led their respective clubs into the final four of the Champions League.
3 – With the Germans Hansi #Flick (@FCBayernEN), Julian #Nagelsmann (@DieRotenBullen) and Thomas #Tuchel (@PSG_English), three coaches from a single nation are in the semi-finals of the @ChampionsLeague for the first time. Record. pic.twitter.com/l58M47G497
— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) August 14, 2020
Flick came in as a caretaker after Bayern sacked manager Niko Kovač, and now has the Bavarian club is back on track with one win away from the final. Nagelsmann has a young Leipzig club, who lost their striker, but were able to get by an Atlético Madrid.
Tuchel not only broke through with Paris Saint-Germain defeating his former club Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16 but made the adjustments to help Les Parisiens get by Atalanta BC.
An interview with L’Equipe Nagelsmann touched on German coaches’ topic that will be present in these semi-finals.
“It’s great for German football, it’s important. The training of coaches in Germany is good. I can’t really assess the situation in other countries, but I remember times when it wasn’t,” Nagelsmann said. “Today, we are here again. We can only rejoice to have representatives in the European top 4.”
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