Bayern Munich announce Julian Nagelsmann as Hansi Flick replacement
|Julian Nagelsmann will be Bayern's coach next season as confirmed by the club's official statement. (Photo credit: Bayerncf)|
Yesterday we reported that Bayern was eyeing their neighbour’s wife, the deal is finally done.
Bayern Munich have appointed Julian Nagelsmann as their next manager, having reached a compensation agreement with RB Leipzig.
Bayern have paid compensation to Leipzig, which sources have told Reuters is a record fee for a manager, eclipsing the €15 million Chelsea paid Porto for Andre Villas-Boas in 2011.
Nagelsmann is set to replace Hansi Flick, who asked to be excused from his position to years before its expiry date earlier in the month following a rift with sporting executive Hasan Salihamidzic over the Bundesliga champions' transfer strategy and philosophy.
Julian Nagelsmann to join FC Bayern as head coach. Hansi Flick's contract will be terminated upon request. pic.twitter.com/tJBpXSiozu— 🏆🏆🏆FC Bayern English🏆🏆🏆 (@FCBayernEN) April 27, 2021
He also became the second manager to win six trophies in a single calendar year, when he added the German Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
He could now take over the Germany job with national team coach Joachim Low leaving his post following the European Championship this summer.
American coach Jesse Marsch is one of favourites to replace Nagelsmann at Leipzig as he manages another Red Bull franchise in FC Salzburg.