Arno Michels

First-Team Coach

After a playing career in the third and fourth tiers of German football, Arno Michels began coaching in the 2.Bundesliga with Eintracht Trier and LV Ahlen in the early 2000s.

He met Tuchel while they were taking their professional coaching badges, and when his friend took on his first managerial role at Mainz in 2009, he asked Michels to assist him.

The pair have worked together ever since, at Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and now Chelsea.