Not Louis van Gaal, but Julian Nagelsmann: “German close to agreement to become the new national coach of ‘die Mannschaft’”
19 de September, 2023
Earlier this week, the German Football Association made first contact with former Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann. A few days later, rumors also surfaced about the possible appointment of Louis van Gaal. But that now seems very unlikely. According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Nagelsmann will be the new national coach of Germany.
“Julian Nagelsmann will be the new German national coach,” Romano reported on X. The German tactician was immediately set aside by Bayern Munich in March for various reasons. He was not at the top level of the board and the fact that the playing group had lost confidence in him led to his eventual dismissal. At the end of the 2020-21 season, Nagelsmann was hired as crown prince of the German trainers’ guild for a record amount of 25 million euros.
Even though Nagelsmann has not been on the bench at Bayern since last season, he is still under contract with the German record champion. They hoped to collect a sum of money in Munich, but Nagelsmann had to work elsewhere. However, now that an agreement with the national team is in the works, it is expected that the club will terminate his contract.
Financially less interesting
Romano knows that Nagelsmann will give up a lot of wages to work as national coach. This is also confirmed by Bild. The monthly salary has been agreed upon, but some details still need to be clarified. For the time being, there has been no confirmation from the DFB or the Nagelsmann camp. The German, who was active at Red Bull Leipzig and Hoffenheim in the past, signs a contract until the 2024 European Championship, which will be played in Germany.
The successor to Flick for the second time
Striking fact: Nagelsmann succeeded Hans-Dieter Flick at Bayern in 2022, the same man he will now replace with the national team. Flick was fired at the beginning of September, after the painful 1-4 defeat in a friendly match against Japan. It was the third loss in a row and the straw that broke the camel’s back.