National team: “Bild”: Nagelsmann will be national coach until the European Championships

National team
“Bild”: Nagelsmann will be national coach until the European Championships

Should be the new national coach: Julian Nagelsmann. photo

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After Hansi Flick left and Rudi Völler stepped in, the DFB is said to have reached an agreement with Julian Nagelsmann. According to “Bild”, Nagelsmann’s contract is initially intended to be short-term.

According to information from “Bild”, Julian Nagelsmann is to become the new national football coach. It was said that the German Football Association had agreed in principle to work together with the 36-year-old former Bayern coach until the home European Championships in 2024. Only the final details remain to be clarified. There was initially no confirmation of this from the DFB or Nagelsmann.

Nagelsmann would succeed Hansi Flick, from whom the association separated on September 10th due to continued failure. The DFB team had lost 4-1 against Japan the previous evening, their third game in a row. Nagelsmann was relieved of his duties in Munich last March during an international break. His current contract in Munich should be terminated and he will come to the DFB on a free transfer, the report continued.

Fuller only with a short comeback

In the 2-1 win against France on September 12th in Dortmund, sports director Rudi Völler temporarily took over as team boss in a short comeback, together with Hannes Wolf and ex-national player Sandro Wagner on the German bench. The 63-year-old had already described this as a “one-off” task before the game and reiterated the urgency in the search for a national coach. On October 9th, the national team will fly to North America for two international matches against the USA and Mexico.

With Flick, the DFB selection had already failed in the preliminary round of the World Cup in Qatar at the end of 2022; this year they only managed one win in six games, 2-0 against Peru. Völler spoke of a “World Cup baggage” that Flick was unable to shake off.

Immediately after the terrible defeat against Japan, there was speculation about a number of names, including the almost eternal dream solution Jürgen Klopp, who is tied to Liverpool FC. Nagelsmann had not yet found a new club. The question of money was open because he was contractually bound to the record champions with a well-paid working paper. It was indicated early on that an agreement between the financially struggling DFB and Bayern was possible.


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