RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann is set to be named Bayern Munich manager for the upcoming season.
RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann is set to be named Bayern Munich manager for the upcoming season. A report in The Athletic says that the Bundesliga giants are close to agreeing a compensation fee with their domestic rivals. Earlier this month, current Bayern manager Hansi Flick had made clear his intention to leave the job at the end of the season.
“I told the team today that I informed the club during the week after the game in Paris that I would like to get out of my contract at the end of the season,” Flick had told reporters.
This comes after rumours of disagreements between him and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. As such, the Bavarian giants are now parting with a coach who last season led them to the treble. Yet who his replacement could be was never mentioned until now.
The 33-year-old Nagelsmann came into management early after knee injuries ended his playing career before it even begun. In 2010, he joined 1899 Hoffenheim as a coach in their youth teams.
He even coached their U-19 team to the U-19 Bundesliga title in 2013. He was named the senior team’s head coach barely two years later.
At 28 years old, he was the youngest ever manager in Bundesliga history. He impressed significantly during his time at the club and, in 2019, made the jump to RB Leipzig.
He has since guided the side to the Champions League semi-finals and made the team a fixture in the Bundesliga’s top 4. They are currently second in the table.
Bayern are, predictably, leading the league at this moment. They even look set to win the tournament again, with Leipzig currently seven points behind them.
However, they only made it to the quarterfinals of the Champions League this year. There were also disagreements over transfer strategy, with Flick reportedly not getting certain players he wanted.
How Nagelsmann does at what will be his biggest job thus far remains to be seen. Bayern are the biggest side to coach in Germany – by some level.
Yet the nature of the set-up has often led to managers having friction with the top management.