Why Bayern Boss Thomas Tuchel Wears Red Ribbon Called Kautuka on His Arm Since Returning From India

Why Bayern Boss Thomas Tuchel Wears Red Ribbon Called Kautuka on His Arm Since Returning From India

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:29 PM
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  • Thomas Tuchel has been spotted with a new 'fashion accessory' since he was appointed as manager of Bayern Munich
  • The 49-year-old manager had been out of work since he was ruthlessly shown the exit door at Chelsea last September
  • He is now back in the dugout, weaving his tactical magic again

Thomas Tuchel began his era as manager of Bayern Munich with a statement victory against Borussia Dortmund on April Fool's Day, April 1, 2023.

Tuchel masterminded a landslide 4-2 victory against his former side in the German version of the El Clasico - Der Klassiker - helping Bayern reclaim the top spot in the Bundesliga.

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Thomas Tuchel wore a red ribbon at his unveiling as Bayern Munich manager. Photo credit: @TuchelCam
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Nonetheless, a red ribbon, called Kautuka, on his arm has pricked the interest of social media users, who are curious about why the 49-year-old wears a red ribbon on his arm ever since returning from his Aryuvedic treatment in Kerala, India.

At Tuchel's unveiling, he was spotted with a small red thread on his sleeve during his introduction as the new head coach of Bayern Munich.

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What is Kautuka?

Sometimes knotted, a kautuka is a red-yellow ritual protection thread.

The thread also known as kalava and is used in some religious rituals. Hindus believe that it acts as a defence against enemies and symbolises long life, per Tribuna.

What is Ayurvedic treatment?

According to Better Health Channel, Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to India.

Yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage therapy, and dietary adjustments are just a few of the many available treatment choices.

Tuchel spotted in India

Sports Brief earlier reported that Thomas Tuchel has been spotted in India, after his dismissal as Chelsea's Head Coach.

Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea's new ownership, led by Todd Boehly, after a run of unconvincing results. Graham Potter almost immediately replaced him, who appears to be struggling to reach the heights of the German tactician

He was spotted at the Kochi Kerala Airport in Southwest India. The 49-year-old rejected a chance to take over as Bayer Leverkusen's boss before assuming his current role as Bayern Munich manager.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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