It’s just been made official today. Julian Nagelsmann will be Bayern Munich’s next manager after Hansi Flick leaves upon the conclusion of this season. Nagelsmann joins from RB Leipzig and he will officially take charge of Bayern as of July 1st of this year. He’s signed a five-year deal that will keep him at Bayern until June 2026.
Nagelsmann made official statements earlier today after the news was formally announced by Bayern Munich’s website and he answered a handful of questions (Tz). Among the answers that he gave was the fact that he would also be bringing assistant managers Benjamin Glück and Timmo Hardung with him to Bayern. “Benjamin Glück and Timmo Hardung came to Leipzig with me from Hoffenheim. They will accompany me to Munich. It’s been discussed with Oliver [Mintzlaff]. Everything else then costs another €30 million,” he said.
As Nagelsmann had alluded to, both Glück and Hardung have worked with him at both TSG Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig. Per Tz’s Manuel Bonke, Hardung’s role is more of a “team manager” role while Glück’s is more of an analyst role. Glück had also worked as a video analyst for Hoffenheim’s reserve team:
Per Bonke, it is also understood that due to Kathleen Krüger going out on maternity leave, her normal responsibilities at FC Bayern will be distributed between a number of people. She’ll be out for a roughly a year to spend time with her baby, but it is assumed that when she’s ready to come back to work, there will be a place for her at Bayern. However, it is unclear at this time whether she will definitely come back to Bayern and if she does, will she play the same team manager’s role, or will she do something slightly different?