Julian Nagelsmann, new coach of Germany.RONALD WITTEK (EFE)
The former coach of Bayern Munich, Julian Nagelsmann, is the new German football coach, as confirmed on Friday by the German federation, after local media advanced this week the name of the successor of the outgoing coach, Hansi Flick. Nagelsmann, 36, signed the contract on Friday at the Campus of the German federation (DFB) in Frankfurt and commits to hold the position until July 31, 2024.
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The former coach of the Bavarian team thus becomes the twelfth coach in the history of the German national team. Nagelsmann assumes the direction of the German national team after the departure of Flick, which occurred on September 10. Two days later, Rudi Völler and two DFB coaches, Hannes Wolf and Sandro Wagner, led the national team in a 2-1 home win against world runners-up France in Dortmund.
The DFB said Wagner "will continue to support Nagelsmann as an assistant in the future and Benjamin Glück will be the other assistant coach of the national team." The 37-year-old has already worked at TSG Hoffenheim, RB Leipzig and most recently FC Bayern Munich as an assistant coach in Julian Nagelsmann's team. They led Hoffenheim and Leipzig to the Champions League and won the German championship with FC Bayern in 2022.
Nagelsmann himself, in statements collected by the DFB website, recalled that the selection has a European Championship ahead in its own country and "that is something special, something that happens every few decades". "I subordinate everything to having a great tournament in a great country," he said. DFB President Bernd Neuendorf said: "Next year's European Championship has enormous significance for football in Germany as a whole. "We are convinced that Julian Nagelsmann, as national coach, will ensure that the national team inspires its fans and that the European Championship is also a sporting success."
"Julian Nagelsmann is an excellent coach who approaches his new task with the greatest motivation. Now, we will all focus on next summer's tournament and support Julian Nagelsmann as best we can," added Neuendorf. In October, Nagelsmann and the national team are scheduled to travel to the United States, where they will compete against the hosts of the next World Cup. After the start against the USA on October 14, Germany will play Gold Cup champion Mexico on October 17 in Philadelphia. On November 21, the German national team will face Austria in Vienna in the last international match before the start of the European Championship year.
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