Bayern appoint 33-year-old Nagelsmann to replace treble-winning Flick

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Bayern Munich has announced the appointment of Julian Nagelsmann as their next manager after reaching an agreement with RB Leipzig.

The 33 years old manager will join Bayern Munich as its head coach at the end of the season to take over from Hansi Flick who asked for an early contract termination.

“FC Bayern have appointed Julian Nagelsmann as their new head coach,” a Bayern statement read.

“The Bavarian-born 33-year-old will move to Munich from RB Leipzig on July 1, 2021 ahead of the new season, signing a five-year-contract with the German record champions until June 30, 2026.”

Confirming his departure from RB Leipzig at the end of the season, Nagelsmann wrote in a statement that he would be leaving the club with a heavy heart.

He wrote: “I will leave RB Leipzig with a heavy heart. I’ve been able to coach a special team here at a club with huge opportunities and the best possible conditions to work in.

“Everybody here, including the staff who work alongside the team, have ensued that we’ve written plenty of stories for the club’s history books and are continuing to do so for now. I’m really proud of that.”

Julian Nagelsmann became the youngest head coach in Bundesliga history when he was appointed TSG Hoffenheim coach in February 2016.

He joined Leipzig in 2019 and led them to the Champions League semifinal in his first year in charge.

With Nagelsmann’s departure from Leipzig to Bayern, five of the Bundesliga top seven clubs — Bayern, Leipzig, Wolfsburg, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach — will have a new man in the dugout for the 2021-22 season.

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