Coach Julian Nagelsmann from RB Leipzig is about to commit to FC Bayern Munich. According to information from SPOX and goal the 33-year-old has deposited his change request at RB Leipzig, the picture reports that he has already agreed on the modalities with the record champions.
This would mean that only the two clubs would have to agree on the remaining details. The negotiating parties are keen to reach an agreement quickly SPOX– and goal-Infos should be given later this week.
According to matching media reports, the Saxons are demanding a transfer fee between 25 and 30 million euros for their trainer, whose contract is still valid until 2023. Nagelsmann would become the “most expensive” coach in football history and replace the previous record holder Andre Villas-Boas (who moved from FC Porto to FC Chelsea in 2011 for 15 million euros) at the top.
In the Bavarian capital, Nagelsmann would follow coach Hansi Flick, who had asked his club a few days ago to terminate his contract early and may fill the national coaching post that will be vacant from the summer.
While there is a change in the coaching bench in Munich, Nagelsmann’s current employer has to cope with a major upheaval. On Monday the Red Bulls announced that sporting director Markus Krösche would leave the club at the end of the season. Krösche is the favorite to succeed Fredi Bobic at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Will Marsch take over for Nagelsmann in Leipzig?
On Sunday, after Leipzig’s 2-0 win against VfB Stuttgart, Nagelsmann declared that there were no new developments and smugly explained the absence of Krösche and RB managing director Oliver Mintzlaff when it came to reporters’ questions: “Maybe there will be a new currywurst and that’s why they’re not here.”
The favorite to succeed Nagelsmann is Jesse Marsch. The 47-year-old American was Ralf Rangnick’s assistant coach in Leipzig in the 2018/19 season and is currently working successfully as head coach at RB Salzburg. On Monday he was not averse at Sky from a move to the Bundesliga to the Leipzigers: “Julian Nagelsmann is doing a great job, there is no reason for Leipzig to have a new coach now. But if I can have the opportunity as a coach in Leipzig, then it’s a great idea for me,” said Marsch.