News : Is Nagelsmann moving to FC Bayern for over 25 million euros? – Sports
Coach Julian Nagelsmann is about to move to Bayern. According to SZ information, the 33-year-old has deposited his change request at RB Leipzig, according to reports, all parties are basically in agreement, both clubs are probably already negotiating the financial details and clearing possible controversial points out of the way. Nagelsmann would be the successor to Hansi Flick for the new season, who is considered the top candidate for the vacant national coaching post. For Nagelsmann, who still has a contract in Leipzig until June 2023 without an exit clause for this summer, Bayern would have to pay a world record transfer fee for coaches. It could be more than 25 million euros, but just below the 30 million rumored by several media on Sunday evening. There were still no statements from the clubs on Monday.
Nagelsmann has been traded as the future Bayern coach since the announcement of the farewell to Joachim Löw after the EM in the summer and the subsequent speculation that Flick should inherit his former “boss” Löw at the DFB. For his part, Flick had publicly announced that he wanted to leave Bayern at the end of the season. An agreement on an early termination of his contract in Munich was still pending on Monday. However, it was already considered impossible that Flick would remain FCB coach beyond the summer.
Nagelsmann had so far reacted with reserve to the rumors about Bayern’s interest. In an interview with SZ a few weeks ago, he said that he could not guarantee that his contracts would always be fulfilled by the last day of validity in the future. He stressed, however, that he would never strike himself out of a contract by arguing with his current club. Before moving to Leipzig, Nagelsmann had accepted in the summer of 2018 that his club at the time, Hoffenheim, had initially refused an early release, and he moved a year later. In the SZ interview, he said: If there is no binding exit clause for a transfer before the end of the contract – as is currently the case with him – then a mutual agreement must always be reached.
It now apparently came about with the Leipzigers, although those responsible for the RB had so far adamantly taken the position that Nagelsmann had no pain threshold and “no price tag”. This should not have been a bluff or pure poker, but club boss Mintzlaff and Leipzig’s sporting management had to ask themselves whether it would make sense to deny Nagelsmann the desire to move to Bayern. Under the bundle of energy Nagelsmann, RB is second in the table before the best end of the season in the young club’s history. Nagelsmann also established the Saxon bulls in the Champions League, surprisingly they made it into the semi-finals last season, most recently in the round of 16 against Liverpool.
But now a kind of lifelong dream could come true for the 33-year-old, who made his debut in February 2016 as the youngest head coach in Bundesliga history in the Beletage: Nagelsmann was born in Upper Bavaria (Landsberg) – and has been sympathizing with Bayern since childhood. His desire to change was obviously greater than his ambition to challenge the Munich team in the battle for the championship in a third season with Leipzig.
Marsch, Glasner and Matarazzo would be possible Nagelsmann successors
A possible Nagelsmann successor in Leipzig would come from the USA, state of Wisconsin: Jesse Marsch, 47, has been coaching for the RB family since 2015. At that time, the current Leipzig managing director Oliver Mintzlaff installed him as head coach for the New York Red Bulls. From the summer of 2018, Marsch had already been in Leipzig for a year – as assistant coach to Ralf Rangnick, who was the bridge coach for one season until Nagelsmann’s arrival. Since 2019, Marsch has continued the successful streak of the Austrian champions as head coach of RB Salzburg.
In addition to Marsch, there are apparently at least two other coaches who are in office with league competitors on Leipzig’s watch list: on the one hand Oliver Glasner (VfL Wolfsburg), who was previously an assistant coach at the Bullen location in Salzburg – and also the development of VfB -Stuttgart coach Pellegrino Matarazzo is followed with benevolent interest in Leipzig. However, Oliver Glasner should also consider returning to his home country Austria for private reasons, although he is on the Champions League course with Wolfsburg as third in the table. He is therefore also traded as a contender for Salzburg or Austria’s national team.
Leipzig announces the farewell to sports director Krösche
In any case, the spectacular coach domino in the top group of the table should continue in the Bundesliga. It is now no longer an absurd scenario that all current top seven clubs will start the coming season with new head coaches. The internal league changes of Marco Rose (from Gladbach to Dortmund) and Adi Hütter (from Frankfurt to Gladbach) were already certain.
Nagelsmann would now be added – and he would not be the only one saying goodbye to Leipzig. Sports director Markus Krösche, 40, who arrived at RB two years ago at the same time as the coach, will also leave the club at the end of the season. Krösche, previously sports director of SC Paderborn, had inherited the Leipzig project manager Rangnick in July 2019. Apparently he had been thinking about a move for some time and was already a top candidate at Schalke 04 a few weeks ago. However, this contact did not lead to an agreement.