Bayern Munich begin new era under Julian Nagelsmann

Julian Nagelsmann in his first training session at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP) (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
Julian Nagelsmann in his first training session at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP) (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images) /

After a successful 18 months under Hansi Flick, Bayern Munich has shifted towards long-term planning in the managerial position. The German Champions has begun this era under Julian Nagelsmann on Wednesday as he was unveiled in front of the media.

Die Roten was made aware of Flick’s idea of leaving the position in March. Flick wanted to succeed Joachim Low at the German National team, which eventually paved the way for Julian Nagelsmann to manage his boyhood club.

The defending Bundesliga Champions swiftly moved for Nagelsmann and completed a deal with RB Leipzig. The faith of the club’s hierarchy in Nagelsmann was very evident as they ended up paying a world-record fee for a head coach. Nagelsmann also didn’t think twice as he has always dreamt of managing Die Roten.

While talking to media (via iMiaSanMia) on Wednesday, the club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic admitted that Die Roten is going to shape a new era under the former RB Leipzig head coach. Brazzo also confirmed that Nagelsmann was the outright top candidate to replace Flick at Rekordmeister.

"“Our top priority was only Julian. Our five-year contract with him is a statement. We want to shape an era with him. We followed his career. No matter who you asked, everyone raved about him. Julian is pure football. The players are also very happy.”"

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Nagelsmann has been a long-term target for Die Roten. The German manager was heavily linked with the role when Carlo Ancelotti and Niko Kovac had left the job. However, the young German manager decided to take one step at a time. After excelling at Hoffenheim, Nagelsmann moved to RB Leipzig.

At Leipzig, Julian Nagelsmann managed to implement an attractive and flexible style of play. He helped the club to reach the first Champions League semi-final of the club’s brief history. Nagelsmann’s Leipzig team used to be defensively solid without compromising the quality of play in the final third.

The young German manager is yet to win a big title in his short career until now. The pressure at Die Roten will be high since the club is on a run of nine Bundesliga titles in a row. The former Hoffenheim boss admitted on Wednesday that he is well up for the pressure of managing Rekordmeister. The German manager also insisted that he is eager to see Leon Goretzka sign a new contract at the club. Along with his presentation, Julian Nagelsmann also conducted his first training session at the club on Wednesday.

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Apart from Nagelsmann, it was also the start of a new chapter in life for Dayot Upamecano and Omar Richards. Both players trained at Sabner Strasse for the first time after completing the transfer to the club. It remains to be seen when the club plans to unveil them in front of the media.