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New Chelsea Manager Was a Bar Man

“I don’t want to have drunk the cocktails that I mixed at the beginning,”

It is fitting that the new Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, to be announced soon, was a bar man.

Chelsea is also a brand name for a spirit, wildly popular in Nigeria. Nigeria has a wide number of supporters, mostly from the lower rung though some upwardly mobile Nigerians also support the club.

In the meantime, the incoming Chelsea boss was a bar man, it has been revealed.

The 47-year-old Tuchel was forced to retire at 24 and had a stint as a barman after his premature retirement from the game.

He was then studying Business Administration in Stuttgart and did the job on part time basis.

Tuchel also modelled as he appeared in some photo shoots of a magazine.

Skinny Tuchel, who stands at 6ft 2in, was seen in trendy snaps for ZEITmagazin MANN pulling off his best David Gandy impression.


In his early years, Tuchel rose through the ranks at Augsburg as a defender.

But at 19 he was released, and he moved to second division Stuttgarter Kickers, playing eight times for the club.

Then, with his career in football stalling, he joined third tier SSV Ulm – where he was forced to hang up his boots aged 24, after suffering a serious knee injury.

Instead of dwelling on his failed ambitions, Tuchel enrolled himself onto a Business Administration course.

He supplemented his income working at a trendy bar in the city called Radio Bar. There, he learned life skills – even if his cocktails weren’t up to scratch.

“I don’t want to have drunk the cocktails that I mixed at the beginning,” he laughed in his chat with ZEITmagazin MANN.

“I slowly developed a new self-confidence in the bar, shift by shift, evening after evening.

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