The Germans are delighted. If Bayern, as the current ruler of Europe, was expected to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League, no one was sure enough to put their hand in the fire for Borussia Dortmund. But in the best eight on the planet, there are two German clubs.
And what is even more interesting - four German coaches, which has never happened before. Hansi Flick (Bayern), Edin Terzic (Borussia Dortmund) although he has Bosnian origins, Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea) and Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) will represent the German football school at the noon draw in Nyon.
"Last year, there were three of us Germans in the semifinals. Let's hope that such a situation will last,", Thomas Tuchel reminded in a statement for Sky. At that time, he was sitting on the bench of Paris Saint-Germain, Flick was the coach of Bayern, while Julian Nagelsmann led Leipzig.
"All good coaches, all good teams. I don't know what the secret is, but it's nice that it's like that, and it's even better that I'm a part of it ", Tuchel rubs his hands with satisfaction. Maybe the league is not at the level of the Premier League and the Primera, but obviously, in Germany, they have the right view of football.
This season, they will try to become record holders in the number of titles in the Champions League since it has been played in this format since 1993.
Coach titles by countries
They currently share the first place, because coaches from Germany (Otmar Hitzfield twice, Jupp Heynckes twice, Jurgen Klopp, Hansi Flick), Spain (Vicente del Bosque twice, Rafael Benitez, Pep Guardiola twice, Luis Enrique) have won six titles each.
) and Italy (Fabio Capello, Marcello Lippi, Carlo Ancelotti three times, Roberto di Mateo). France is far behind with three consecutive Real titles under the leadership of Zinedine Zidane, Manchester United titles were brought to the English by Sir Alex Ferguson, to Portugal by Jose Mourinho as much as the coach of Porto and then Inter.
The Dutch also have two titles with Louis van Gaal and Ajax, ie Frank Rijkaard and Barcelona, and Belgium has one title since Olympique de Marseille was the champion while Raymond Guttals was sitting on the bench.
Interestingly, all Europeans. There are big chances that the German coach will be the European champion again, given that Bayern Munich is the favorite, but there are also Manchester City and PSG. Certainly, it will be interesting to find out who will be the most successful