Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel hails ‘special moment’ after becoming first German manager to reach an FA Cup Final

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 (The FA via Getty Images)
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Thomas Tuchel says it will be “special” to be the first German to manage a team in an FA Cup Final.

The Chelsea boss has become the first ever German manager to reach an FA Cup Final after masterminding Saturday’s 1-0 semi-final win against Manchester City.

Chelsea will face either Southampton and Leicester, who meet in the other semi-final on Sunday, in the Final on May 15.

Told he would be the first German manager to lead out a team in an FA Cup Final, Tuchel told Chelsea TV after the City win: “Oh really, oh wow. That is amazing.

“Honestly I feel very proud for my team but also for me, I was very excited to come to Wembley for the first time, it is a very special place in world football.

“To be on the sideline, be there with the team, to win a semi-final and reach a final, it is very special. I am a bit sad that there were no spectators but it is a special moment.”

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