|Intro||German football coach|
|Is||Sports official Association football manager Athlete Football player Association football player|
|Birth||23 July 1987, Landsberg am Lech, Landsberg am Lech, Upper Bavaria, Germany|
Julian Nagelsmann (born 23 July 1987) is a German professional football coach and former player who is the head coach of RB Leipzig. He will be the new head coach of Bayern Munich from 1 July 2021.
Nagelsmann played for Augsburg and 1860 Munich at youth level, and was the captain of Munich's U17 team. In the 2006/07 season, he was part of the second team but could not play a single match due to injuries. Nagelsmann returned to Augsburg for the 2007/08 season, but injured his knee and meniscus for the second time, damaging the cartilage. As a result, he decided to end his footballing career. He had already assisted coach Thomas Tuchel as a scout in the first half of 2008. He studied business administration in university for four semesters until he transferred to sports science. Then he concentrated on coaching, returning to his former club 1860 Munich as an assistant to Alexander Schmidt for Munich's U17 team from 2008 to 2010.
Nagelsmann joined 1899 Hoffenheim's youth academy in 2010 and coached different youth teams in the following years. He was an assistant coach during Hoffenheim's 2012–13 season, and up until 11 February 2016, was coaching the club's U19 team. He coached Hoffenheim's U19 "junior team" to win the 2013–14 Under 19 Bundesliga title. During his time as assistant coach, goalkeeper Tim Wiese nicknamed Nagelsmann "Mini-Mourinho."
Nagelsmann was appointed head coach of 1899 Hoffenheim on 27 October 2015. He was due to begin his tenure at the beginning of the 2016–17 season. He was given a three-year contract. At the time of his appointment, Nagelsmann was 28, and the youngest coach in Bundesliga history. He was to be the successor for Huub Stevens, who had replaced Markus Gisdol the previous day. On 10 February 2016, Stevens resigned as head coach due to health problems, and Nagelsmann's tenure as head coach was brought forward by the Hoffenheim board a day later.
When Nagelsmann took over the club in February 2016, Hoffenheim were 17th in the table, 7 points from the safety of 15th spot and facing relegation. Under Nagelsmann they avoided relegation by winning 7 of their remaining 14 matches and finished a point above the relegation playoff spot. Their good run of play continued in the 2016–17 Bundesliga season, where they finished 4th in the table and qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history.
On 9 June 2017, Hoffenheim extended the contract of Nagelsmann until 2021. On 21 June 2018, Hoffenheim announced that Nagelsmann would be leaving the club at the end of the 2018–19 season. He oversaw his 100th league game as Hoffenheim coach on 19 January 2019, in a 3–1 defeat to Bayern Munich. In doing so, he became the youngest ever Bundesliga coach to reach the 100 match milestone.
On 21 June 2019, RB Leipzig announced that Nagelsmann would be their coach from the 2019–20 season and signed a four-year contract which would expire in 2023. Nagelsmann won his first Bundesliga match as RB Leipzig coach against FC Union Berlin 4–0, he also led Leipzig to a 1–1 draw against FC Bayern Munich. On match-day 10 Leipzig won against Mainz 8–0. Nagelsmann faced his former club Hoffenheim on match-day 14 and won 3–1 against them.
On 10 March 2020, following Leipzig's 4–0 win against Tottenham Hotspur, Nagelsmann became the youngest coach in history to win a UEFA Champions League knockout tie.
On 13 August 2020, RB Leipzig defeated Spanish side Atlético Madrid 2–1 in the Quarter-finals, meaning Leipzig would progress to the Champions League Semi-finals for the first time in their history. Nagelsmann became the youngest coach in history, therefore, to coach a side in a Semi-finals.
On 18 August 2020, RB Leipzig played against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League semi-finals, where Nagelsmann faced his former boss during his time at Augsburg, Thomas Tuchel. However, RB Leipzig lost 3–0 to Paris Saint-Germain.
On 27 April 2021, RB Leipzig confirmed Nagelsmann would be leaving the club at the end of season to become the new head coach of Bayern Munich.
On 27 April 2021, Bayern Munich appointed Nagelsmann as head coach on a five-year deal, effective from 1 July 2021, replacing Hans-Dieter Flick.
- As of match played 25 April 2021
|1899 Hoffenheim||11 February 2016||30 June 2019||136||55||43||38||257||197||+60||040.44|
|RB Leipzig||1 July 2019||30 June 2021||90||53||21||16||185||96||+89||058.89|
TSG Hoffenheim U19
- Under 19 Bundesliga: 2013–14
- Under 19 Bundesliga South/Southwest: 2013–14, 2014–15
- VDV-Manager of the Season (Germany): 2016–17
- German Football Manager of the Year: 2017
- UEFA Men's Coach of the Year third place: 2019–20