Is Thomas Tuchel Working His Magic Again At Mainz?

Posted on December 13, 2011


“The first five months of this season have been a bit of a reality check for the fans of FSV Mainz who have taken time to settle in to their new surroundings at the Coface Arena. For long spells of the first half of this campaign, Mainz have been struggling at the foot of the table and facing a return to the Second Division.

After a tough summer in the transfer window which saw them lose star assets Andre Schurrle and Lewis Holtby, it looks as though the pressure is beginning to ease off Mainz coach Thomas Tuchel who has done some rebuilding work in the summer. Even in a tactical sense, Mainz have had to adapt to life without both players who lit up the Bundesliga last season in a very fluid 4-3-3 formation.”

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