Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have announced that RB Leipzig head coach, Julian Nagelsmann, would take over as head coach of the first team from next season.
The Bavarians confirmed the news in a statement released via its website on Tuesday morning, confirming the departure of treble-winner Hansi Flick.
Bayern said that Flick’s contract will be terminated two years earlier than expected on 30 June 2021, amid speculations he is set to take on the German national team job.
“FC Bayern have appointed Julian Nagelsmann as their new head coach,” the reigning world champions said.
“The Bavarian-born 33-year-old will move to Munich from RB Leipzig on 1 July 2021 ahead of the new season, signing a five-year contract with the German record champions until 30 June 2026.
“This comes after FC Bayern agreed to current head coach Hansi Flick’s request to have his contract terminated on 30 June 2021, two years earlier than its original expiry date.”
“Julian Nagelsmann represents a new generation of coaches. Despite his young age, he already has an impressive CV. We are convinced that with Julian Nagelsmann, we can continue the magnificent successes of recent years,” said club president Herbert Hainer.
“I would like to express my thanks to Hansi Flick on behalf of FC Bayern. He took over our team at a difficult time in 2019 and went on to win six trophies, with the seventh hopefully to follow. He will always have a place in FC Bayern’s history books. We wish him all the best for his future,” he added.