Germany appoints Julian Negelsmann, six months after departing Bayern Munich

The Germany Football Federation has announced the appointment of former Hoffenheim, RB Leipzig, and Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann as the successor of Hansi Flick, who was sacked last week following his consecutive losses suffered as the National team head coach.

Julian is to take charge of the Germany national team heading into next summer’s UEFA Euro 2024 on home soil and will be assisted by Sandro Wagner and Benjamin Glück.

“We have a European Championship in our own country. That’s something special, something that only comes around every few decades,” said Nagelsmann, who is the 12th person to be Germany manager. “I’m really up for taking on this challenge. The display in Dortmund [against France] was the start. We’ll become a band of brothers over the next year.”

DFB sporting director Rudi Völler added: “Julian was our desired candidate from the start. He isn’t just an absolute footballing man but has already proven at all his clubs – at a very young age for a head coach – that he can motivate a team and the entire surroundings.

“His fire for football is palpable and contagious. Julian will contribute at a key point with his qualities and character that we have a great Euros in our own country in the summer.”

Having coached Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig, Nagelsmann was appointed by Bayern in the 2021-22 season, where he guided the record champions to their 10th straight title and the first major silverware of his senior coaching career.

Thomas Tuchel replaced Julian after Bayern fired Julian March following 84 games in charge in which he was averaging 2.31 points per game.

His first games in charge of Germany are friendly matches in October against the USA and Mexico. The first competitive fixture will be the opening match of Euro 2024 at Bayern’s Allianz Arena on 14 June 2024

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