RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has opened up on his confirmed switch to Bayern München.
|Julian Nagelsmann (middle).||Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche|
Earlier today, it was confirmed that Julian Nagelsmann will leave RB Leipzig to succeed Hansi Flick as Bayern München coach at the end of the season.
Speaking at a press conference, the 33-year-old has now lifted the lid on how his move to Bayern came about.
"I've had some turbulent days. After the game against Hoffenheim, I had a conversation with [RB Leipzig CEO] Oliver Mintzlaff and received the first contact from Bayern. I presented my desire to switch to FC Bayern when the offer came," said Nagelsmann.
"Of course, I didn't get the go-ahead right away, and everyone thought about it afterwards. I then concentrated on the game against Stuttgart, because it was extremely important. On Sunday evening, I clarified the final details with Bayern. Yesterday, everything was sorted out.
"I'm happy, but I won't be commenting on the Bayern job for the next few games. For now, I am employed by RB, and we still have important games left to play this season."
RB Leipzig sit second in the Bundesliga table, seven points behind league leaders Bayern.