‘Thomas is a Difficult Person, You Can See That in Paris Now’ — Borussia Dortmund CEO Reflects on Working With Tuchel

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has worked with many managers over his current run with the club. He has his opinion on several of the club’s managers from over the years, including current Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel.

The German manager spent two seasons with Dortmund, which included a triumph in the 2016/2017 DFB-Pokal tournament. Tuchel left the club in 2017 and many questioned on just why the two sides came to an agreement to part ways after a mere two seasons.

In speaking to The Sandra Maischberger Podcast, Watzke spoke briefly about Tuchel. He did not provide the entirety of the behind-the-scene details about why Tuchel only lasted two seasons with the club. However, he did give a snippet as to why the decision to part ways was made.

“We broke up because it just didn’t fit,” Watzke said. “Thomas is a difficult person, you can see that in Paris now. But a fantastic coach. They always say you should sweep your own door. But I still don’t see the big mistake there.”

Tuchel wound up signing with PSG a year later where he has now established himself as one of the winningest managers in the club’s history.

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