Julian Nagelsmann is expected to be named the new Germany men’s national team head coach.
He is set to be appointed on a short-term contract until the end of Euro 2024, which Germany are hosting.
The 36-year-old will succeed Hansi Flick, who was dismissed on September 10 following his side’s 4-1 loss to Japan in an international friendly. Flick’s only major tournament in charge saw Germany exit the 2022 World Cup at the group stages.
Nagelsmann has been out of management since March after being sacked by Bayern Munich. He joined Bayern on a five-year deal in July 2021 and won the Bundesliga title during his first season in charge but was replaced by Thomas Tuchel after a disappointing run of form culminating in Bayern losing top spot in the league.
The former Bayern manager spent two years at RB Leipzig, where he guided the club to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in their history, and also had a three-year spell at Hoffenheim.
He attracted interest from Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, but the three clubs opted to appoint Mauricio Pochettino, Ange Postecoglou and Luis Enrique respectively.
Euro 2024 kicks off on June 14 and Nagelsmann will have three international breaks between now and the tournament to work with his new side. As Germany have automatically qualified for next summer’s Euros as the host nation, Nagelsmann’s first competitive match in charge will be the tournament’s opening group game.
Germany have exited the last two World Cups at the group stages and were eliminated in the round of 16 at Euro 2020.
They return to action on October 14 with a friendly against the United States followed by a friendly against Mexico.
Bayern Munich, Julian Nagelsmann and a very surprising sacking
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