Not sure any did, still holds a more than respectable record there.
Loss to Gladbach they played virtually the entire game with 10…and at Leverkusen they got done over by 2 pen decisions. Last 8 of CL (tough group with Barca and Inter which they perfected in), QF of the Pokal, I know the cup there is a lot less valuable to them than the FA cup is to Utd/Arsenal/Chelsea etc but come on.
Tuchel…That’ll be interesting…The managers that seemed to have worked the best for them in the more recent past were these mostly soft-spoken, able to moderate massive egos types - e.g. Hitzfeld, Heynckes, Flick.
Pretty much the opposite of Thomas the Terrible.
But Tuchel does tend to get instant results. Wouldnt surprise me if they were to lift the CL under him. But like Mourinho, his approach very quickly wears thin on the team and it all crashes down. Hes another one of those 3 year managers.
Bayern will prob be snooping around Klopp in a couple of years.
Interestingly, when you look at how long Ancelotti spent at his clubs…
Reggiana: July 95 - June 96.
Parma: July 96 - June 98.
Juventus: February 99 - June 01.
Milan: November 01 - May 09.
Chelsea: July 09 - May 11.
PSG: December 11 - June 13.
Real: June 13 - May 15.
Bayern: July 16 - September 17.
Napoli: May 18 - December 19.
Everton: December 19 - June 21.
Real: June 21 -
Serial winner yes and universally likeable yes, but apart from Milan, it’s not like he’s been a long time at other clubs.
Think we’re looking too much from Liverpool’s perspective where we had some managers for a longer time than what is the norm at top level football not only these days, but for a while now.
I’m not denying Tuchel maybe has a trait that needs working on, but I’m certainly not surprised he’s still attracting top jobs and probably will do so even if he fails at Bayern.
You don’t want to have your club changing managers like socks like at Chelsea (even if they managed to win often in short-term), but 3 years is actually a lot of time in football these days.
It actually tells us more about how clubs are managed and how football works these days rather than (always) about the manager.