Bayern Munich: Lothar Matthaus outlines challenges for Julian Nagelsmann

Bayern Munich will be managed by Julian Nagelsmann from next season. (MACDOUGALL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich will be managed by Julian Nagelsmann from next season. (MACDOUGALL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich is set to undergo a lot of changes this summer. The biggest one is the departure of Hansi Flick. The German manager has left the club and signed a deal with DFB to become the successor of Joachim Low after Euro 2020.

Julian Nagelsmann will be replacing Flick at Die Roten. The German Champions have paid a world-record fee for the young manager to get him from RB Leipzig. Nagelsmann will be taking charge of the first team in July.

Nagelsmann comes to the club with a very sound reputation in German football. The 33-year-old manager had successful tenures at Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig. Courtesy of his growth in German football, Nagelsmann has been coveted by multiple big clubs across Europe in the last few seasons.

Former Bayern midfielder Lothar Matthaus believes that Nagelsmann has big shoes to fill as he will have to find a balance between a good style of play and winning trophies. While talking to, Matthaus believes that Nagelsmann is getting the best job in German football, but he has to start winning trophies straight away.

"“Bayern is the special club in Germany – you can read it in the history of the Bundesliga.”“Being at Bayern is fantastic when you win. It’s the best job in the world for Nagelsmann to be the head coach at Bayern because everyone will support him and you have to win titles, which he hasn’t done, so he has to learn that.”"

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Matthaus also admitted that the other challenge for Nagelsmann will be to improve the entire team along with making players better. The former German international is also intrigued to see multiple formations Nagelsmann will be implementing at Die Roten.

Nagelsmann has been linked with a move to Rekordmeister ever since Carlo Ancelotti was sacked in 2017. However, the German manager decided to take intermediate steps before taking up a big role. After a good stint with Hoffenheim, Nagelsmann moved to RB Leipzig and improved them in the Bundesliga. Leipzig also impressed in the Champions League as they reached the semi-final during the 2019/20 season.

Despite improving Leipzig, Nagelsmann had a bitter end to his time at the club. They ended up suffering defeat against Borussia Dortmund in the final of DFB Pokal. Nagelsmann is yet to win a major trophy during his stay in the Bundesliga, but it does feel like success in terms of silverware is just around the corner for him.

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Nagelsmann’s first chance of silverware next season will be against Dortmund in the DFL Super Cup. Getting the first trophy so early in the season would be the perfect start to his tenure in Munich. Nagelsmann will have the pressure of delivering trophies from next season, but the style of football will be one to watch out for.