Status: 21.09.2023, 08:12 a.m.
By: Nils Wollenschläger
From TSG Hoffenheim to the national team! Julian Nagelsmann is set to become the new national coach – much to the delight of TSG patron Dietmar Hopp:
There are increasing signs that Julian Nagelsmann will be the new national coach and thus Hansi Flick's successor. Bild-Zeitung and kicker report on Nagelsmann's upcoming involvement with the DFB. The contract of the ex-Bayern coach is to run until the Euro 2024.
|Born||July 23, 1987 (age 36 years)|
|Place of birth||Landsberg am Lech|
|Last club||FC Bayern Munich|
Nagelsmann to become the new national coach – Hopp expresses himself
Julian Nagelsmann began his career as a Bundesliga coach at TSG Hoffenheim – as HEIDELBERG24 reports. TSG patron Dietmar Hopp is considered one of the supporters of the youngest Bundesliga coach of all time.
"Julian's extraordinary talent was evident early on. So it wasn't too difficult for me and Alex Rosen to have the courage to entrust him with a Bundesliga team at the age of 28. He has done an outstanding job at TSG Hoffenheim and has repaid the trust we have placed in him. Julian makes every player better," Hopp told Sky.
Dietmar Hopp (r) in 2019 in conversation with the then Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann. © IMAGO / Sven Simon/ Elmar Kremser
Hoffenheim patron Hopp makes Nagelsmann's career "proud"
The 83-year-old is pleased that Nagelsmann will now be the new national coach and look after the national team at the home European Championship. "I am convinced that, in addition to his professional quality, he will inspire the national team and the fans alike with his personal way of addressing. It makes me proud that Julian has gone so quickly from the TSG academy to the national coach," Hopp continued.
Nagelsmann left TSG Hoffenheim for RB Leipzig in 2019. In 2021, he succeeded Hansi Flick – at that time at FC Bayern Munich. A year later, he won his first championship title with the Munich team. In March 2023, the Landsberg native was surprisingly released from work for the record champions. His contract in Munich actually runs until 2026.