Julian Nagelsmann will take over as Bayern Munich coach from next season to replace Hansi Flick, the reigning German and European champions announced on Tuesday.
Julian Nagelsmann to join Bayern Munich in record deal
Nagelsmann, 33, will move from RB Leipzig on a five-year contract after Flick, whose relationship with the club’s powerful sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has deteriorated, requested that his contract be terminated.
After learning of Hansi Flick‘s desire to walk away from his role at the Allianz Arena when the 2020-21 campaign comes to a close, those in Bavaria have wasted little time in getting a successor lined up.
They have not had to look far for a top candidate to fill one of the most demanding roles, with Nagelsmann being lured away from domestic rivals on a long-term agreement that will begin on July 1 in a deal that makes the 33-year-old the most expensive coach in history.
Nagelsmann, who was also being linked with Premier League club Tottenham, led Leipzig to the semi-finals of the Champions League last season and will be eager to get his hands on his first piece of silverware after being charged with the task of keeping Bayern at the top of the Bundesliga and Europe.