Nagelsmann will replace Flick at Bayern Munich – Matthaus
Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus believes that current RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann will be the next coach of the club.
Hansi Flick announced on Saturday that he is stepping down as Bayern coach at the end of the season, having been at the club since the summer of 2019.
Initially hired as an assistant to Niko Kovac, Flick stepped into the position once Kovac was sacked in December 2019.
Flick was hired first as caretaker manager until the end of the 2019/20 season, but was confirmed as coach for this season on the back of his impressive spell, leading the club to their first Champions League trophy in seven years.
It is believed that Flick will take over from Joachim Low as the manager of the Germany national side after Euro 2020.
Nagelsmann set to take over?
Matthaus, appearing on Sky Germany, believes that Leipzig boss Nagelsmann is the ideal candidate to take over from Flick ahead of next season.
Whilst in the Sky studio as a pundit during Bayern’s 3-2 win against Wolfsburg, Matthaus had this to say on the managerial position at his former side.
“I didn’t say everything I wanted to say on Tuesday. Of course Bayern didn’t call Julian Nagelsmann directly, but rather his representatives. I still stand by that today. I’m sure that Julian Nagelsmann will replace Hansi Flick next season,” he stated.
Nagelsmann has been in charge of the east German outfit for just under two years, having taken charge of the club in July 2019, after a stint at Hoffenheim.
Nagelsmann guided Leipzig to the semi final of the Champions League last season, and briefly threatened Bayern with a title tilt this season, only to see them slip away in the second half of the season.
Bayern relinquished their Champions League crown this week, but look set to win the Bundesliga for the ninth consecutive year.