In a recent interview with Bayern Munich club magazine “51”, president Herbert Hainer talked about the hiring of Julian Nagelsmann — and the fact that the coach is younger than the captain Manuel Neuer.
“I don’t see any problem with that. What one hears, among other things, distinguishes him precisely that he finds optimal access to both experienced and young players,” said Hainer. “We are convinced of his personality.”
As Samuel L. Jackson’s character Jules Winnfield once said in the movie Pulp Fiction, “Personality goes a long way.”
Anyway, there were also some rumblings from some members of the Bayern Munich fanbase that Nagelsmann’s lack of trophies are an issue.
“That means that he is still hungry for titles. And the fact that he was so close speaks for him too. With us he now has the great chance to go the last meter up to the podium,” Hainer said.
As for how Nagelsmann will build his roster, Hainer anticipates a mixture of transfers and youth call-ups.
“It is our philosophy to selectively attract international stars — and at the same time to accelerate our training even more. The campus has been bearing fruit for a year or two, and we want to expand that further,” Hainer said. “We will not participate in the transfer madness in international football and therefore need strong youth work. Of course, we also hope for Julian Nagelsmann, who showed in Hoffenheim and Leipzig that he supports young players and brings them to a top level.”