Julian Nagelsmann is to become the new Bayern Munich head coach and has agreed a five-year contract beginning on July 1, the Bundesliga club announced on Tuesday. Bayern, who are on the verge of a ninth successive Bundesliga title, have agreed to terminate the contract of Hansi Flick, who informed the club he did not want to stay in charge beyond this season. “Julian Nagelsmann represents a new generation of coaches,” Bayern president Herbert Hainer said in a statement.
“Despite his young age, he has had an impressive career. We are convinced that, with Julian Nagelsmann, we will build on the great successes of the past few years.” Talk emerged on Monday that Bayern and Nagelsmann had quickly agreed on terms but that a fee to release him from his RB Leipzig contract was proving a sticking point. According to widespread reports in Germany and Europe, an agreement has been reached between the clubs that would make Nagelsmann the world’s most expensive head coach.
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The Athletic indicated Bayern will pay around €20million, while further reports suggest add-ons could take the total closer to €25m. Nagelsmann, 33, had also been linked with Tottenham after their decision to sack Jose Mourinho last week. However, as a boyhood Bayern fan from the Bavarian town of Landsberg am Lech, the Allianz Arena has long been touted as his dream destination.