The current Leipzig manager, Julian Nagelsmann, will be coaching Bayern next season according to reports emanating from Germany.
The 33-year-old coaching prodigy is believed to have reached an agreement to take over at Bayern Munich this summer.
Meanwhile, Julian Nagelsmann has asked RB Leipzig to terminate his contract, Bild confirmed.
Exklusive: @FCBayern and Julian Nagelsmann agree to work together in the upcoming season @BILD_Bayern
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) April 26, 2021
With Hansi Flick all but confirmed to be leaving this summer for a job at the DFB, Bayern need to get the coaching situation sorted out ASAP.
Numerous key contracts extensions, such as those of Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, apparently depend on who the bosses choose to lead the club for the next few years.
An uninspiring coaching hire probably wouldn’t do it for these players — they want the best, and Nagelsmann is probably the best German coach available right now.
Of course, Bayern and Nagelsmann reaching an agreement means nothing if the Bavarians can’t convince Leipzig to release him.
Reports indicate that Nagelsmann’s employers are willing to play hardball, and are demanding 30m euros to release their coach.
That’s a steep price, especially in these difficult times. If the DFB also doesn’t budge on their stance of not paying a transfer fee for a coach, then things could get very difficult for Bayern very quickly.