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Julian Nagelsmann

Julian Nagelsmann
Julian Nagelsmann 2020.jpg
Nagelsmann in 2020
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-07-23) 23 July 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Landsberg am Lech, West Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
RB Leipzig (manager)
Youth career
FC Augsburg
2002–2006 1860 Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 1860 Munich II 0 (0)
2007–2008 FC Augsburg II 0 (0)
Total 0 (0)
Teams managed
2016–2019 1899 Hoffenheim
2019– RB Leipzig
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Julian Nagelsmann (born 23 July 1987) is a German professional football manager who currently manages RB Leipzig.

Early life

Nagelsmann played at youth level for 1860 Munich and Augsburg, before persistent knee injuries ended his career at U19 level.[2][3] He took Business Administration in university for four semesters, until he transferred to Sports Science.[3] Afterwards, he moved into coaching, returning to former club Augsburg, where he briefly worked under Thomas Tuchel.[2]

Managerial career

Early career

He was an assistant coach during 1899 Hoffenheim's 2012–13 season and up until 11 February 2016, was coaching the club's U19 team.[4] During his time as assistant coach, Tim Wiese nicknamed him "Mini-Mourinho."[5] He has also coached U16 to U19 teams for other clubs in the southwest of Germany.[3] He coached Hoffenheim's U19 "junior team" to win the 2013–14 Under 19 Bundesliga title.[4]

1899 Hoffenheim

Nagelsmann coaching Hoffenheim in 2019

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.[4][6] He was given a three-year contract.[4] At the time of his appointment, Nagelsmann was 28, and the youngest manager in Bundesliga history.[3][4][6] He was to be the successor for Huub Stevens, who had replaced Markus Gisdol the previous day.[4] 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.[2][7]

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.[8] Under Nagelsmann they avoided relegation by winning 7 of their remaining 14 matches and finished a point above the relegation playoff spot.[8] 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.[9]

On 9 June 2017, Hoffenheim extended the contract of Nagelsmann until 2021.[10] On 21 June 2018, Hoffenheim announced that Nagelsmann would be leaving the club at the end of the 2018–19 season.[11][12] He made his 100th league appearance as Hoffenheim manager on 19 January 2019, in a 3–1 defeat to Bayern Munich. In doing so, he became the youngest ever Bundesliga manager to reach the 100 match milestone.[13]

RB Leipzig

On 21 June 2019, RB Leipzig announced that Nagelsmann would be their manager from the 2019–20 season and signed a four-year contract which would expire in 2023.[11][12] Nagelsmann won his first Bundesliga match as RB Leipzig manager against FC Union Berlin 4–0,[14] he also led Leipzig to a 1–1 draw against FC Bayern Munich.[15] 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.[16]

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.[17]

Coaching record

As of matches played on 27 June 2020
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
1899 Hoffenheim 11 February 2016[2][7] 30 June 2019[12] 136 55 43 38 257 197 +60 040.44 [18]
RB Leipzig 1 July 2019 present 45 25 14 6 105 51 +54 055.56
Career total 181 80 57 44 362 248 +114 044.20

Honours

Manager

Club

TSG Hoffenheim U19

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Julian Nagelsmann – Trainerprofil". dfb.de. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Hoffenheim appoint 28-year-old Julian Nagelsmann as head coach". The Guardian. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Dunbar, Ross (27 October 2015). "Meet Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann: the youngest coach in Bundesliga history". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Hoffenheim appoint 28-year-old Julian Nagelsmann as manager for next season". The Guardian. Reuters. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  5. ^ Krämer, Christian (27 October 2015). "Künftiger Hoffenheim-Trainer: Wer ist dieser Julian Nagelsmann (28)?" (in German). Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Hoffenheim appoint 28-year-old manager Julian Nagelsmann". BBC Sport. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  7. ^ a b Dunbar, Ross (12 February 2016). "Hoffenheim unveil Julian Nagelsmann, youngest coach in Bundesliga history". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  8. ^ a b Johnston, Neil. "Julian Nagelsmann: Hoffenheim boss taking Bundesliga by storm". BBC Football. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Bundesliga – Spieltag / Tabelle". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Nagelsmann extends contract as Hoffenheim head coach". Bundesliga. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Bestätigt: Nagelsmann ab 2019 Trainer bei RB Leipzig". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  12. ^ a b c "Julian Nagelsmann: Hoffenheim coach to join RB Leipzig after 2018–19 season". BBC Sport. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Leon Goretzka double helps Bayern Munich down Hoffenheim". Bundesliga. 19 January 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Bundesliga | Matchday 1 | Season 2019-2020". bundesliga.com - the official Bundesliga website. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  15. ^ "Bundesliga | Matchday 4 | Season 2019-2020". bundesliga.com - the official Bundesliga website. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  16. ^ "Bundesliga | Matchday 10 | Season 2019-2020". bundesliga.com - the official Bundesliga website. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  17. ^ "Nagelsmann praises RB Leipzig for sticking to style in Tottenham win". FOX Sports Asia. 11 March 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  18. ^ "TSG Hoffenheim". Kicker (in German). Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  19. ^ "VDV-Trainer der Saison: 2016/17". spielergewerkschaft (in German). Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Philipp Lahm ist Fußballer des Jahres 2016/2017" (in German). kicker.de. 23 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.

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