Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel showed his selfless side during his time with PSG in France after finding out that his housekeeper’s son was in need of surgery.
After leaving Borussia Dortmund, the German coach spent two-and a half seasons in Paris, where he won two league titles and the French Cup as well as the French League Cup.
He led them to the Premier League and into the top four, as well as winning the Champions League final against Manchester City.
His coaching skills and defensive solidarity quickly made him a favorite of Blues fans. One story about his time in Europe reveals his true character.
The Sun report that Tuchel dipped into his own pocket to help out his housekeeper after finding out that she was working extra hours to fund a heat operation for her son.
They claim that Tuchel and Sissi Tuchel hired the Filipino housekeeper immediately after their move from Germany to France. She was extremely hardworking and always available.
According to family members, they formed a close relationship with the women and funded the entire operation immediately.
Tuchel also purchased a home for her and her family in the Philippines, as it was her dream to be able to retire at home with her family.
Will Thomas Tuchel win this season’s Premier League title for Chelsea? Give us your thoughts in the comments section
Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?
Get the Daily Star email newsletter and stay up to date with all things football!
Get the most recent transfer news and agenda-setting stories in your inbox.
How do you sign-up?
It’s easy and takes just seconds.
Just type your email address in the box at top of the article and click’subscribe.
That’s all. Each morning you will receive an email containing all the most important news stories.
Here’s more information about our email newsletter.
Thomas’ wife Sissi was said to be a great supporter during his coaching career. However, the couple are seldom seen together in public because they keep their private lives private.
Another example of his caring personality is when Tuchel asked the Chelsea board whether they were certain about Frank Lampard being fired before he accepted the job.
He told Sky Sports back in August: “I actually said to the board, ‘are you sure of doing this?
“Because they will not like you. Maybe he deserves more time. When I think of Chelsea, I think about Frank Lampard and John Terry, Petr Cech and Didier Drogba.
“I think about him in the very first moment because he embodies everything that Chelsea is: hard work, aggressive player, big leader but at the same time a normal guy on the pitch and such a team player. A true, true legend.
“But I clearly understood the choice was more or less made and it was take it or leave it. Then I hoped for a fair chance with the players because when you step in, there is not everybody happy from 20, 22 players.
“You cannot expect everybody to be happy with the manager gone, especially because he had a good [Champions League] group stage, good results, good performances and sometimes he was also simply unlucky, with what the data showed to us.
“But I said very early, ‘listen guys, I did not push him out. I am just here now to continue in my way and let’s try to be open and give us a chance together.’
“I’m part of a very strong team with great support and a well-organized group. It’s a joy every day to work and it has been this way since day one.