Dortmund job has elevated Tuchel’s status as an exciting young coach

Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel

When Thomas Tuchel reflects on some of the key periods that shaped his life, the Borussia Dortmund coach’s mind often drifts back to the days when he worked as a waiter in a Stuttgart bar, trying to earn enough money to get through university after a knee injury prematurely ended a playing career that never got as far as the Bundesliga.