Thomas Tuchel named Germany Manager of the Year
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Thomas Tuchel named Germany Manager of the Year

Chelsea FC manager Thomas Tuchel has been named the Germany Manager of the Year by Kicker magazine.

The award, voted for by a poll of German football journalists, awarded Tuchel after he led Chelsea to Champions League glory in Porto last season, as well as securing a top-four finish and a place in the FA Cup final.

In accepting the award, Tuchel said: "I accept the award very gratefully as a great honour for the entire team because I see myself as a team player.

"I don't believe in individual awards too much, I truly believe it is a team effort, not only the players on the pitch everybody loves but the team behind the team. I don't do this alone. I do it with my staff, not only my German and Hungarian staff but all the people at Cobham. It's incredible to be part of because there we have an incredible amount of quality and support.

"Football teams can win without the coaches, but coaches cannot win without the team. It's a reward for the team and what we did, and now let's get on."

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