Julian Nagelsman will join Bayern Munich on a five-year deal in the summer as confirmed by the team. The German giants have agreed to pay RB Leipzig a staggering £22million to release Nagelsmann from his contract two years early.
It is a huge blow to Tottenham who were eyeing Nagelsmann as Jose Mourinho’s long-term replacement. Bayern moved quickly to land the hugely talented 33-year-old after confirming Hansi Flick would resign at the end of the season.
Bild add how the compensation package makes Nagelsmann the most expensive manager in world football.
His side are currently second in the Bundesliga. They also have a German Cup semi-final against Werder Bremen on Friday. Tottenham will now be forced to look elsewhere with Ajax boss Erik ten Hag the latest name linked with the vacant role.
Brendan Rodgers remains top choice to replace Jose Mourinho at Spurs, as SunSport told you yesterday. German Ralf Rangnick, who was considered by Chelsea prior to appointing Thomas Tuchel, is also understood to be on Spurs’ radar along with Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelino also linked.
Bayern Munich’s press release:
FC Bayern have appointed Julian Nagelsmann as their new head coach. The Bavarian-born 33-year-old will move to Munich from RB Leipzig on 1 July 2021 ahead of the new season, signing a five-year-contract with the German record champions until 30 June 2026.
This comes after FC Bayern agreed to current head coach Hansi Flick’s request to have his contract terminated on 30 June 2021, two years earlier than its original expiry date.