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Nagelsmann explains how his move to Bayern came about

By Rune Gjerulff

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has opened up on his confirmed switch to Bayern München.

Julian Nagelsmann (middle).
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.


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