Julian Nagelsmann will take over as Bayern Munich coach from subsequent season to switch Hansi Flick, the reigning German champions introduced on April 27. Nagelsmann, who’s simply 33, will transfer from RB Leipzig on a five-year contract after Flick, whose relationship with the membership’s highly effective sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has deteriorated over switch coverage, requested to be launched from his contract. “I am convinced that Bayern’s sporting future will be a very successful one with Julian Nagelsmann,” Oliver Kahn, the membership’s former goalkeeper who will succeed Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as Bayern chairman subsequent yr, instructed the membership’s web site.
Nagelsmann has by no means hidden his need to teach Bayern, particularly as he comes from the Bavaria area.
Last season, he led Leipzig to the semi-finals of the Champions League in addition to third place within the Bundesliga, and this season his facet has changed Borussia Dortmund as Bayern’s predominant title challengers.
With three video games of the season remaining, Leipzig are the one workforce who can nonetheless forestall Bayern from successful a ninth consecutive Bundesliga title, though they sit seven factors off the tempo.
Bayern will get one other probability to wrap up the title for a record-extending thirtieth time within the Bundesliga period after they host Borussia Moenchengladbach subsequent weekend.
Flick took over as Bayern coach in late 2019, succeeding the sacked Niko Kovac.
He received the Bundesliga and German Cup final season and added the Champions League, as Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain behind closed doorways within the last in Lisbon to change into European champions for the sixth time.
Bayern added the UEFA and German Super Cups firstly of this marketing campaign after which received the Club World Cup in Qatar firstly of this yr.
– Flick: ‘Unforgettable’ –
However, as studies of a rift between the previous Germany assistant coach and Salihamidzic emerged, Bayern had been knocked out of the Champions League within the quarter-finals by PSG earlier this month.
“FC Bayern agreed to current head coach Hansi Flick’s request to have his contract terminated on 30 June 2021, two years earlier than its original expiry date,” the membership mentioned.
Flick mentioned: “The last two years will be unforgettable for me. The emotions, the wins, the titles, but also the day-to-day work on the pitch have been a lot of fun for me, it’s been an amazing time.”
Nagelsmann hung out on the books at Bayern’s neighbours 1860 Munich, earlier than his enjoying profession was lower brief by a knee harm on the age of simply 20.
He moved into teaching and have become the youngest everlasting head coach in Bundesliga historical past when appointed by Hoffenheim in February 2016 on the age of 28.
He steered the small membership from south-western Germany to security in that season earlier than successive top-four finishes within the subsequent two campaigns.
His star has continued to rise at Leipzig the place a younger facet has established itself as a number one pressure within the Bundesliga and in Europe — they once more reached the Champions League knockout stage this season, dropping to Liverpool within the final 16.
“Julian Nagelsmann represents a new generation of coaches. Despite his young age, he already has an impressive CV. We are convinced that with Julian Nagelsmann, we can continue the magnificent successes of recent years,” Bayern president Herbert Hainer mentioned.
One of the celebs of his Leipzig workforce has been French worldwide defender Dayot Upamecano, the 22-year-old centre-back who may also be part of Bayern subsequent season.
That switch was introduced in February. Upamecano, who had a 43 million-euro ($51.9m) buyout clause in his contract, may also signal a five-year deal on the Allianz Arena.
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