News : Door open for Nagelsmann change – sport
The door for a change from coach Julian Nagelsmann, 33, to Bayern has apparently opened wide. According to reports, despite statements to the contrary, RB Leipzig is prepared, under certain conditions, to let its successful young coach move to Munich as Hansi Flick’s successor in the summer. According to consistent reports, there is in the room by picture and Leipziger Volkszeitung from Sunday evening a record transfer fee in the double-digit million range, which is considered to be not yet negotiated. Nagelsmann’s contract in Leipzig runs until June 2023.
Nagelsmann has been traded as a future Bayern coach since the announcement of the farewell to Joachim Löw after the EM in the summer and the subsequent speculation that Hansi Flick should become the new national coach. For his part, Flick has publicly announced that he wants to leave Bayern at the end of the season. An agreement on the early termination of his contract is still pending. However, it is ruled out that Flick will remain FCB coach beyond the summer.
Flick took over Bayern at the end of 2019 and immediately led to six titles. Munich are now close to defending their title in the Bundesliga – seven points ahead of second from Leipzig, who has also established himself in the Champions League under Julian Nagelsmann. With the 2-0 win against VfB Stuttgart on Sunday afternoon, RB is almost certain that they will again qualify for the premier class. The goals against Stuttgart were scored by Amadou Haidara (46th) and Emil Forsberg (67th / penalty kick).
Even before Hansi Flicks announced that he wanted to leave Munich, Nagelsmann had reacted with reserve to the rumors about Bayern’s interest, which was initially only suspected, but now officially deposited. He pointed out, among other things, that in a similar situation in 2018, he had turned down offers from well-known interested parties and initially stayed in Hoffenheim because the club had refused to give him an early release at the time. Nagelsmann did not move to Leipzig until 2019.
In a SZ interview, he said a few weeks ago that he could not guarantee that he would always fulfill his contracts up to the last day in the future. But he stressed that he would never strike out of a contract over an argument with his current club. Nagelsmann generally said: If there is no exit clause for a change before the end of the contract – as is currently the case with him for this summer 2021 – then there must always be a mutual agreement.
That also left a back door open for a possible Bayern interest, although those responsible for RB have recently emphasized several times that there is no pain threshold and “no price tag” for Nagelsmann. Since this point of view has probably changed, a dream could soon come true for Nagelsmann: He was born in Upper Bavaria (Landsberg) – and has been a FC Bayern fanatic since childhood.