Steffen Reich for Outside 90:
Concerns aside, a plethora of reasons lead one to believe that in Tuchel, BVB have found the right candidate to usher in a new, exciting era at Borussia Dortmund.
First things first, he is an excellent young coach. On average, Tuchel has notched up a respectable 1.43 points per game in 183 matches for Mainz, while Klopp managed a slightly higher average of 1.5 points per game. At Mainz, both are excellent results.
Even more importantly, Tuchel is a meticulous strategist. A few days ago I discussed Klopp’s refusal to vary play styles and alter the formation he consistently fields. Tuchel is the precise counter-image of that.