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Report: Bayern target Julian Nagelsmann as potential replacement for Hansi Flick

By Rune Gjerulff

Julian Nagelsmann has reportedly been targeted by Bayern München as a possible successor for Hansi Flick, who is being linked with the Germany job.

Julian Nagelsmann.
Julian Nagelsmann.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

Bayern München want RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann to replace Hansi Flick if the 56-year-old leaves to succeed Joachim Löw as Germany coach, according to Bild.

Despite still being under contract with Bayern until 2023, Flick is seen as the primary candidate to take over from Löw, who recently announced that he will be leaving his position as Germany coach after this summer's Euros.

The chances of Flick taking this step are not bad due to his reported strained relationship with Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, according to both Kicker and Bild.

Nagelsmann, who's also under contract until 2023, recently ruled himself out of the running for the Germany job, making it clear that he wants to stay in club management for the coming years.

Bild claims that Salihamidzic is an admirer of the 33-year-old and that the two of them are 'on the same wavelength'.

According to reports, Nagelsmann is a childhood Bayern fan and could see himself as the Bavarian club in the future, but whether he can and wants to leave Leipzig this summer is questionable.

In any case, Leipzig will definitely do all they can to hold on to their highly-rated coach, who doesn't have a release clause.

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