Five-star Flick raises the bar for next Bayern coach Nagelsmann

Hansi Flick landed a ninth successive Bundesliga title for Bayern Munich on Saturday, however his younger replacement Julian Nagelsmann has actually currently been cautioned what to anticipate as head coach of next season’s new-look team.

Bayern protected the Bundesliga title prior to they even kicked a ball on Saturday.

Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 win over second-placed Leipzig sent out the title back to Munich ahead of Bayern’s night house video game versus Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Flick will sign off with the 56-year-old the hot preferred to prosper Joachim Loew as Germany’s next head coach after this summertime’s Euro 2020 competition.

He won 7 honours in his 18 months in charge, consisting of 2 Bundesliga titles and the Champions League.

Flick likewise ended up being the very first Bayern coach to win all 6 readily available titles readily available from one season in 2019/20.

Bayern have actually lost simply 8 matches under Flick in all competitors.

His record raises the bar high for Nagelsmann, who at 33 has actually created a credibility as one of Germany’s finest young coaches.

It will cost Bayern 25 million euros ($30 million) to purchase Nagelsmann out of his agreement at RB Leipzig, who he guided to last season’s Champions League semi-finals.

Nagelsmann stands to supposedly make around 8 million euros ($9.7 million) for each year of his Bayern agreement, which runs till 2026.

Nevertheless, his very first job next season will be to win over stars like captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who is 2 years older than his brand-new head coach.

– Beckenbauer caution –

Even leading scorer Robert Lewandowski is just a year more youthful than Nagelsmann, who has actually currently gotten a true blessing from a Bayern legend.

“Bayern have made a good choice there. Definitely,” stated the club’s honorary president Franz Beckenbauer.

Nevertheless, the 75-year-old cautioned, “It’s clear that the team will test him. That’s just the way it is. He knows that. He has to be prepared for that.”

From next season, Bayern can use a 5th star on their t-shirts having actually now won 30 titles considering that the Bundesliga began in 1963/64.

The Bavarian giants have actually been German champs 31 times, however their very first title win, in 1932, was available in the pre-Bundesliga period.

Along with a brand-new star above their badge, there will be a brand-new coach at the helm.

At 1.90m (6ft 3ins), Nagelsmann makes his existence felt on the sidelines and will not hesitate of ruffling the egos of Bayern’s stars.

Throughout matches played behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Nagelsmann’s voice can typically be heard barking guidelines at his gamers or remonstrating with the referee.

– Team clearout –

He has actually supposedly currently started preparing next season’s Bayern team and, according to Sport Bild publication, has actually proposed finalizings throughout the board.

Nevertheless, club president Herbert Hainer has actually dismissed any brand-new big-money transfers this summertime and a clearout is most likely.

Winger Douglas Costa, 30, will go back to Juventus when his loan offers ends.

Veterans Javi Martinez and Jerome Boateng, both 32, have actually not been provided agreement extensions, while David Alaba, 28, has actually rebuffed Bayern’s efforts to keep him and is anticipated to sign for Genuine Madrid.

Along with Nagelsmann, French centre-back Dayot Upamecano, 22, will originate from Leipzig for 42.5 million euros and 23-year-old left-back Omar Richards has actually been signed from English second-tier club Keeping reading a totally free transfer.

Apart from that, there will be little extra money for more transfers with Hainer forecasting loses of 150 million euros as an outcome of the monetary effect of the pandemic.

While there is little indication that Lewandowski’s incredible objective rate is dropping, the Poland star turns 33 when the next season begins.

Nagelsmann will be anticipated to support a replacement striker as Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Lewandowski’s 32-year-old understudy, runs out agreement this summertime.

Nevertheless, part of Nagelsmann’s ability is establishing gamers and he marked his mark on previous clubs Hoffenheim and Leipzig.

Nagelsmann’s “team performance” is “usually above expectations, above the sum of the quality of the individual players”, as Lewandowski just recently mentioned.


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.