The reigning German and European champions announced on Tuesday that Julian Nagelsmann will take over as coach of Bayern Munich next season, succeeding Hansi Flick.
Nagelsmann, 33, will join RB Leipzig on a five-year deal after Flick requested his contract be terminated due to a deterioration in his relationship with the club’s powerful sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
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“FC Bayern agreed to current head coach Hansi Flick’s request to have his contract terminated on 30 June 2021, two years earlier than its original expiry date,” the club said in a statement.
Nagelsmann has never hidden his desire to coach Bayern, especially as he comes from the Bavaria region.
Last season, he led Leipzig to the semi-finals of the Champions League and this season his side has replaced Borussia Dortmund as Bayern’s main title challengers.