If you haven’t heard of Julian Nagelsmann to this point you most likely will in the coming weeks and months after the information that has come out recently about the young manager’s potential next move.
Nagelsmann, 33, currently manages RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga and has his team sitting second in Germany’s top flight with less than a month remaining in the season.
What makes the German so interesting though is the fact that he’s in line to replace Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich, arguably one of the top five teams in the world.
With Flick set to replace Joachim Low with the German national team, Bayern is one of the most coveted jobs in global football with Robert Lewandowski, Leroy Sane, Leon Goretzka and Jamal Musiala among the tantalizing players the club possesses.
If you haven’t been following Nagelsmann’s career thus far it would be understandable to question bringing in someone so young to manage a squad that features players near the same age as their reported new manager, but everything the young German has done to this point shows he is more than prepared to take over such a massive challenge.
When Nagelsmann retired from football after a brutal knee injury he sustained at the age of 20, the German didn’t get discouraged and quickly pivoted into his next line of work; coaching.
He assisted fellow German and current Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel as a scout when he first began his new chapter, before fully pivoting into the coaching realm soon after.
It was fitting that he landed at Hoffenheim coaching their youth academies for a number of years because he had the chance to establish himself at a club before having the opportunity to progress to the first team.