Julian Nagelsmann, current coach of RB Leipzig, will be from this July the new coach of the Bayern Munich, in the most expensive transfer of a coach, the Bavarian club reported on Tuesday in a statement.
The 33-year-old Bundesliga revelation coach has closed a five-year deal with the club that Bayern could pay for, according to German media coincidentally reporting, up to 25 million euros if all agreed premiums are included.
The member of the board of directors of FC Bayern and the next president of the club, Oliver Kahn, was “convinced” that the new manager will contribute to “successfully build” the “sporting future” of the team.
The current president, Herbert Hainer, assured that Nagelsmann belongs to “a new generation of coaches” and that, “despite his youth” he has already shown an “impressive career”.
“We are convinced that with Julian Nagelsmann we will continue with the great successes of the previous years,” added Hainer.
Nagelsmann replaces Hansi Flick, who recently announced his intention to leave the Bavarian club bench at the end of this season.
The sports daily “Kicker”, which already pointed to Nagelsmann as the only candidate to replace Flick, warned that the price of the transfer will make it difficult for the Bavarian team to sign “spectacular” signings.
Nagelsmann, the youngest coach in the Bundesliga, reached the first category in 2016 with Hoffenheim (and only 28 years old), which he led to the Champions League in one season.
In 2019 he jumped to RB Leipzig, which he has also led to European competitions twice in a row; last year, until the semifinals of the Champions League.