MUNICH (AP) – Bayern Munich has hired Julian Nagelsmann to replace the departing Hansi Flick as a coach for next season, the club said Tuesday.
The 33-year-old Leipzig coach will move to Bayern on July 1 with a contract that runs through 2026. Bayern said it agreed to terminate Flick’s agreement after he asked to be released early.
Leipzig didn’t say how much it received compensation from Bayern, but chairman Oliver Mintzlaff said the club was “successful in obtaining our financial goals.”
Bayern was forced to look for a new coach after Flick said he wanted to leave the club this month despite having a contract through 2023. Flick won the league, German Cup and Champions League last season with Bayern and is on the verge of another league title.
The 56-year-old Flick has been linked with the German national team job, which will be vacant once Joachim Löw steps down after this year’s European Championship. Flick was Löw’s assistant from 2006-14.
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