Bayern Munich have started negotiations to hire Julian Nagelsmann as coach. The news began to circulate in the German media after the last day of the Bundesliga, and was confirmed by sources close to the Bavarian club, which, however, has not made anything official yet. Leipzig, owner of the coach’s federative rights until 2023, have acceded to Nagelsmann’s wishes to leave his bench to sign for Bayern, the club of which he declares himself a supporter. Bayern are willing to pay a multimillion dollar sum to fill the vacancy that Hansi Flick will leave at the end of the season. The newspaper Bild ensures that Leipzig has asked for 30 million euros for the termination of the contract.
Bayern’s triumph over Mainz (2-1) and Leipzig’s victory against Stuttgart (2-0) this weekend make Bayern practically champions and ensure Leipzig participation in the next Champions League. The results have allowed the two clubs to begin to reveal what until now had the category of rumor. Leipzig, who until now had denied any possibility of releasing their coach, now filter that they are setting him a record price. The amount requested exceeds the 15 million euros that Chelsea paid Porto for Villas-Boas in 2011.
Nagelsmann, 33, is considered the most promising of the new wave of coaches at the German school since he made his First Division debut with Hoffenheim in 2016. A year ago, the Bavarian coach led Leipzig to the first semi-final of the Champions League. of its history. Nagelsmann qualified Leipzig for the Champions League as third in the table in his first season, 2018-19, and in the next two he has contested Bayern for the title.