After the dismissal of Hansi Flick, the German Football Association reached an agreement with Julian Nagelsmann.
Julian Nagelsmann will be the new coach of the German national team. The German Football Association confirmed this on Friday. Nine months before the European Championship, the 36-year-old should get the team back on track.
Nagelsmann, who was somewhat surprisingly released from Bayern Munich during the international break in March, was considered the favourite. However, his contract with the record German champions, which runs until 2026, had to be terminated first. His involvement with the German Football Association initially dates back to after the European Championships in his country.
We have a European Championship in our country. I submit everything to this truth.
“Not only is he an absolute expert in football, but he has already proven in all his positions – at a very young age for a head coach – that he is able to motivate and inspire the team and the entire environment,” said sporting director Rudi Völler. He said after Flick’s departure and temporary assignment, he was largely responsible for finding a successor.
“We have a European Championship in our country,” Nagelsmann himself said on Friday. This is something special, something that happens every few decades. I submit everything to the fact of playing a great tournament in a great country. “I really want to take on this challenge.”
Former Germany international striker Sandro Wagner and Benjamin Glock will support Nagelsmann as assistant coaches.
From Hoffenheim via Leipzig to Munich
Nagelsmann made his coaching debut at Hoffenheim in February 2016. At the age of 28, he became the youngest coach in the history of the Bundesliga. He led the relegation-threatened team to stay in the league and two years later even in the Champions League. From 2019 onwards, he also competed for RB Leipzig and reached the semi-finals. After these successes, the call came from Munich and Bayern transferred about 20 million transfer fees to Leipzig.
It’s a bit of a roller coaster for Nagelsmann, because he actually inherited Hansi Flick in 2021. At that time he moved from Bayern Munich to the Bundesliga, but had little success in his new position. Germany failed in the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar, but the tie was only broken on September 10 after the team lost three matches in a row for the first time in 40 years.
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