Julian Nagelsmann will take over as Bayern Munich coach from subsequent season to exchange 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’m satisfied that Bayern’s sporting future will probably be a really profitable one with Julian Nagelsmann,” Oliver Kahn, the membership’s former goalkeeper who will succeed Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as Bayern chairman subsequent 12 months, advised the membership’s web site.
Nagelsmann has by no means hidden his need to educate Bayern, particularly as he comes from the Bavaria area.
Final 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 important title challengers.
With three video games of the season remaining, Leipzig are the one workforce who can nonetheless stop Bayern from successful a ninth consecutive Bundesliga title, though they sit seven factors off the tempo.
Bayern will get one other likelihood 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 gained 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 turn into European champions for the sixth time.
Bayern added the UEFA and German Tremendous Cups at first of this marketing campaign after which gained the Membership World Cup in Qatar at first of this 12 months.
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Nevertheless, 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 present head coach Hansi Flick’s request to have his contract terminated on 30 June 2021, two years sooner than its authentic expiry date,” the membership stated.
Flick stated: “The final two years will probably be unforgettable for me. The feelings, the wins, the titles, but in addition the day-to-day work on the pitch have been lots of enjoyable for me, it has been a tremendous time.”
Nagelsmann hung out on the books at Bayern’s neighbours 1860 Munich, earlier than his taking part in profession was reduce 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 brand new technology of coaches. Regardless of his younger age, he already has a formidable CV. We’re satisfied that with Julian Nagelsmann, we are able to proceed the magnificent successes of current years,” Bayern president Herbert Hainer stated.
One of many stars of his Leipzig workforce has been French worldwide defender Dayot Upamecano, the 22-year-old centre-back who will even 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, will even signal a five-year deal on the Allianz Area.