Bayern Munich officialized Julian Nagelsmann as new manager starting next season. Also confirmed the record figure of 25 million, including bonuses, required by Leipzig to free his coach, whose contract would not expire on 30 June.
Nagelsmann, in an interview with the official channels of the club, said: "Since the first match, played in August 2019, I am linked to Leipzig: to all the players, to the employees. I will leave Leipzig with a full heart.
I was able to coach a great team, work in a club that offers you the best opportunities and conditions to achieve success. Everyone has contributed to filling the pages of Leipzig's history, but now we can write more. This season in the Bundesliga we are achieving results like never before and moreover we want to try to win a trophy for the first time in history.
It is still too early for greetings, and to talk about memories, because I have not finished my work yet. Until June 30th I will continue to everything: we want a title. I have never hidden the enthusiasm of being able to coach Bayern Munich, I will be happy to start this new job - concludes Nagelsmann - It is something very special for me to become Bayern coach.
I would therefore like to thank Oliver Mintzlaff and all those responsible for Leipzig. for having found a solution together with the Bavarian club, to make my dream come true."
Nagelsmann is the new manager of Bayern Munich
Hans-Dieter Flick, from next season fromer Bayern manager, said: "The last two years are unforgettable.
I really enjoyed the emotions, the victories, the titles, but also the daily work on the pitch: it was incredible. Success can only be achieved together! A coach cannot is nothing without his own team: I have had the good fortune to meet fantastic players here in Munich and a staff who have done an incredible job.
Special thanks go to President Herbert Hainer, as well as to all executives such as Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to coach this great team. There is only one negative aspect: we have not been able to celebrate these great successes together with our fans.
I have missed them in every match. I wish Bayern Munich the best, it was a great honor for me to be able to lead him from the bench."
Julian Nagelsmann to join FC Bayern as head coach. Hansi Flick's contract will be terminated upon request.