Julian Nagelsmann, who was also associated with Tottenham, will replace Hansi flick at Bayern Munich. The German champion announced that RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann would join a five-year deal with Bayern Munich at the end of this season.
Current chief Hansi Flick said last time he wanted to leave the Bavarian club. At 33, Nagelsmann is one of the most appreciated young managers in Europe and led Leipzig to the Champions League semi-finals last year. “Julian Nagelsmann is a new generation of trainers,” said Bayern President Herbert Hanner.
The German, who took office on 1 July, will have Bayern priced over £ 20m as compensation. “I will leave RB Leipzig with a heavy heart,” Nagelsmann said. “It is very special for me to take the post of Bayern coach.”
Nagelsmann, who will replace Hansi Flick at Bayern, became the youngest coach in Bundesliga history at the age of 28 when he took over Hoffenheim in February 2016. After moving to Leipzig in 2019, he took the club to third place in the Bundesliga and Champions League semi-finals in his first season.
This season, the East German club embarked on a strong title challenge – looking to become national champions for the first time in their history – before Bayern won 1–0 against them.
Nagelsmann’s team is seven points away from Wolfsburg, finishing third, with three games remaining. They reached the Champions League at 16, where they lost to Liverpool and will play Werder Bremen in the semi-finals of the German Cup on Friday.
“It’s still too early to say goodbye and talk about memories because we’re not here in Leipzig. My mission will come to an end in the summer, but it will continue until then. We have become an oath group that wants a title at the end,” Nagelsmann said.
“I never made a secret of the fact that I am excited about the coach’s position at Bayern Munich and I would be happy to do it if this unique opportunity arises.”