Julian Nagelsmann is the new head coach of Germany with immediate effect. The 36-year-old coach has been appointed as the successor to Hansi Flick, who was dismissed earlier this month. As a result, he will lead Die Mannschaft at the European Championship in their own country next summer.
Since the dismissal of Flick, Nagelsmann has been in pole position to take over. The young coach had been without a club since his departure from Bayern Munich but remained highly regarded in his home country. Now, both parties have agreed to a contract until the end of the tournament.
In Southern Germany, Nagelsmann was relieved of his duties last season due to disappointing results. Because he still had a valid contract with Der Rekordmeister until mid-2026, the newly appointed national team coach had to forgo a significant portion of his salary to take on the role. In total, Nagelsmann is said to have sacrificed sixteen million euros.
With Nagelsmann's arrival, the possibility of Louis van Gaal taking over has been ruled out. The experienced coach was one of the alternatives to become the national team manager in the shadow of Nagelsmann. However, it did not come to fruition as Germany will compete in the European Championship in their own country with Nagelsmann at the helm.