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Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann despises losing

The new manager hates to lose.

FC Bayern Muenchen v SSC Napoli - Pre-Season Match Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann finally arrived at his dream job this summer, but as the Peter Parker principle goes, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

The new boss understands he will be judges on the trophies he wins — and not much else. That said, the former RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim manager abhors losing and will bring that attitude to each and every match.

Acknowledging he is happy with his new digs, Nagelsmann knows things are not going to be fully settled for quite a while.

“It only gets cozy and warm when we win titles. Only then did I really arrive at FC Bayern. Until then, it’s an unfinished feeling,” Nagelsmann told Bayern Munich’s fan magazine “51” (as captured in an excerpt on

Losing is the one thing that Nagelsmann just cannot tolerate or even understand. The 34-year-old admitted that it “gnaws” at him.

“I then question what the problem was - whether I made mistakes in terms of content and whether that’s the reason why the players didn’t implement everything according to plan,” Neglsmann said.

As for the best way to avoid the pain, Nagelsmann had a simple solution: “Just don’t lose. And since I’m a positive person, I assume that we usually win much more often than we lose at Bayern.”

You can read the full excerpt on or the full interview inside Bayern Munich’s 51 magazine.

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