With Bayern Munich taking a two-week break from football at the moment, the coaching situation at the club has suddenly become the hottest topic in the German media. After it was just revealed that Julian Nagelsmann has asked RB Leipzig to terminate his contract, Bild confirms that the 33-year-old coaching prodigy has reached an agreement to take over at Bayern Munich this summer.
Our favorite Bild journalist, Christian Falk, took to twitter to confirm the news:
He didn’t put “true” in the tweet this time, so you know that this is actually true.
With Hansi Flick all but confirmed to be leaving this summer for a job at the DFB, Bayern need to get the coaching situation sorted out ASAP. Numerous key contracts extensions, such as those of Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, apparently depend on who the bosses choose to lead the club for the next few years. An uninspiring coaching hire probably wouldn’t do it for these players — they want the best, and Nagelsmann is probably the best German coach available right now.
Of course, Bayern and Nagelsmann reaching an agreement means nothing if the Bavarians can’t convince Leipzig to release him. Reports indicate that Nagelsmann’s employers are willing to play hardball, and are demanding 30m euros to release their coach. That’s a steep price, especially in these difficult times. If the DFB also doesn’t budge on their stance of not paying a transfer fee for a coach, then things could get very difficult for Bayern very quickly.
We will keep you updated as this story develops.
Now even The Athletic have jumped on this news. Looks like Bild can be good for something (once in a while):
NEWS | Julian Nagelsmann to be next Bayern Munich manager as they near Leipzig deal.— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) April 26, 2021
It is understood #FCBayern have agreed with RB Leipzig's Nagelsmann to take over, with a deal between the clubs now close...https://t.co/SacCcu5CEu
We have some details on Naglesmann's salary numbers! Apparently he will earn 8m euros a year at Munich. The fee will be around 20m euros.
Die Rahmenbedingungen zwischen Julian #Nagelsmann & dem #FCBayern sind geklärt, der Deal ist nahezu perfekt: Der Noch-Trainer von #RBLeipzig erhält einen langfristigen Vertrag und soll rund 8 Mio. pro Jahr verdienen. Die Ablöse soll „nur“ bei ca. 20 Mio liegen. #FCBTransfersommer— Manuel Bonke (@mano_bonke) April 26, 2021
It's not cheap, but what else did we expect?