Managerial prodigy Julian Nagelsmann could be set for a return to the touchline after the DFB has opened formal discussions surrounding the German national team vacancy.
The 36-year-old Bavarian-born tactician has been out of work since March of this year after being dismissed by Bayern Munich amid fears that the German giants were losing their grip on a possible treble-winning season, and ultimately replaced by Thomas Tuchel who, ironically enough, oversaw their ousting from both the Champions League and the DFB-Pokal.
Nagelsmann, who built his reputation on a fantastic body of work with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig, left Bayern with a 71.2% win rate, the fourth-highest win rate behind Pep Guardiola, Hansi Flick and Carlo Ancelotti.
After turning down potential offers from Chelsea and Tottenham, Nagelsmann could now be in line for Germany’s top managerial post according to Sport1, after Hansi Flick was dismissed from his duties after Die Mannschaft suffered a shock 4-1 defeat against Japan in Wolfsburg during the current international break.
Details surrounding a potential agreement do not appear to offer a pathway to resistance toward an agreement with Nagelsmann after Jürgen Klopp has ruled himself out of leaving his post at Liverpool.
Per GGFN, “One potential issue when it comes to a total agreement could come down to finances, however.”
“Nagelsmann is currently earning around €6.5m a year from his pre-existing Bayern contract. Quite simply, the DFB can’t offer him that. With Hansi Flick and his assistants Danny Röhl and Marcus Sorg on the payroll until the home European Championship, finances are tight.”
“The 36-year-old may be open to taking a decrease in pay when he has the chance to lead his nation at a home tournament.”
Should Nagelsmann become the new coach, either Hannes Wolf or Sandro Wagner will likely become his new assistant. The duo were on the touchline with Rudi Völler on Tuesday night as Germany beat France 2-1. Wagner has worked with Nagelsmann before when he played under him at TSG Hoffenheim.”