After leaving Bayern, Julian Nagelsmann has a new job
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Former Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann will become coach of the German men's national football team. This was announced by the German Football Association (DFB). Accordingly, the 36-year-old will receive a contract until the 2024 European Championship, which will take place in Germany.
Nagelsmann will succeed Hansi Flick, from whom the association parted ways on 10 September due to continued lack of success. The DFB selection had lost 1-4 to Japan the evening before, their third game in a row.
"Julian Nagelsmann was our preferred candidate as national coach at the beginning of the search. He is not only an absolute football expert, but has already proven at all his stations - at a very young age for a head coach - that he can motivate and inspire a team and the entire environment," said DFB sporting director Rudi Völler, according to the statement.
DFB under pressure
The DFB also wants to rehabilitate itself for the early exit at the past three World and European Championships at the home European Championship. With Flick, the DFB selection had already failed in the preliminary round at the World Cup in Qatar at the end of 2022, this year only one victory in six games in a 2-0 win against Peru.
Nagelsmann was previously coach at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, RB Leipzig and FC Bayern. After leaving Bayern, he did not take up a new position at first. Nagelsmann's contract with the Munich club is to be terminated, according to SPIEGEL information. Nagelsmann would thus move to the DFB on a free transfer. The contract with Bayern was still valid until 2026, Nagelsmann would still have been entitled to around 20 million euros.
The first games under their new coach will be played by the German national team against the USA and Mexico. At the end of the year, the duel against Austria follows.