36-year-old emerging tactician Julian Nagelsmann is getting closer to taking over as head coach of the German national soccer team.
Global sports media ‘The Athletic’ reported on the 20th (Korean time), “At a meeting between the German Football Association, coach Nagelsmann and his advisors, Nagelsmann agreed in principle to take over as coach of the German national team on Thursday.” .
The German national soccer team appointed Hansi Flick after coach Joachim Löw stepped down after Euro 2020. Flick achieved a treble with Bayern Munich in the 2019/20 season. He was a person with a close relationship with the German national team, having served as the head coach and director of the German national team in the past.
The result was a failure. Flick was eliminated in third place in Group E at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, behind Japan and Spain. Germany decided to trust coach Flick one more time, but he suffered a shocking 1-4 defeat against Japan on the 10th. In the end, Germany dismissed a coach for the first time in its 123-year history.
The German national team finished the September A match under Rudi Feller. Along with Nagelsmann, Jurgen Klopp, Oliver Glasner, and Lothar Matheus were mentioned as Flick’s successor. Jürgen Klinsmann, head of the South Korean national soccer team, was also on the list.
There were several candidates, but Germany is expected to choose coach Nagelsmann. After his playing career ended prematurely in 2008 due to a knee injury, he immediately began his coaching career. He coached the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim U-17 and U-19 teams before taking command of the first team in February 2016. At the time, he was only 28 years old.
Nagelsmann surprised all fans at Hoffenheim. He led Hoffenheim to fourth place in the 2016/17 season and qualified for the UEFA Champions League. In the 2017/18 season, he finished third in the league behind Bayern Munich and Schalke 04.
Nagelsmann continued his upward trend even after taking office at RB Leipzig in July 2019. In the 2019/20 season, he led Leipzig to the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in its history. In the 2020/21 season, they achieved second place in the Bundesliga.온라인카지노
Based on his success at Leipzig, he was appointed to Bayern Munich, Germany’s strongest team, in July 2021, but his time in Munich was not successful. He won the Bundesliga once and the German Super Cup twice in Munich, but was fired when he fell to second place in the league last April. Afterwards, he was linked to the managerial positions at Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, and Paris Saint-Germain, but was unable to find a new team.
Nagelsmann was originally under contract with Munich until 2026, but this is not expected to be a major problem. Honorary president Uli Hoeness said Nagelsmann would be open to taking over as coach of the German national team. Attention is focused on whether Nagelsmann can become the next coach of the German national team.