Julian Nagelsmann has been confirmed as the next head coach of Germany men’s national team.
The 36-year-old takes over from Hansi Flick, who was relieved of his duties on September 10 after Germany’s 4-1 loss to Japan in an international friendly. Flick’s sole major tournament during his tenure ended with Germany’s elimination from the 2022 World Cup at the group stage.
Nagelsmann previously managed Bayern Munich and enjoyed a two-year tenure at RB Leipzig, where he steered the club to their maiden Champions League semi-finals. He also spent three years at Hoffenheim.
Despite garnering interest from Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, and Paris Saint-Germain this summer, these clubs ultimately chose to appoint Mauricio Pochettino, Ange Postecoglou, and Luis Enrique, respectively.
The Athletic reported that Nagelsmann was set to be named the new Germany men’s national team head coach.
With Euro 2024 commencing on June 14, Nagelsmann will have three international breaks leading up to the tournament to prepare his new team. Since Germany automatically qualifies for the Euros as the host nation, Nagelsmann’s inaugural competitive match in charge will be the opening group fixture.
Germany’s recent international track record includes group-stage exits in the last two World Cups and a round-of-16 elimination at Euro 2020. Their upcoming schedule resumes on October 14 with a friendly against the United States, followed by another friendly against Mexico.
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