Hoffenheim head coach Julian Nagelsmann is regarded as one of the best of a new generation of German bench bosses. Nagelsmann got into coaching early after his playing career was ended through injury at the age of 20.
Julian Nagelsmann became the youngest head coach in Bundesliga history, when he took over from Huub Stevens in February 2016, at the age of 28. At the time, Hoffenheim were in danger of relegation, but Nagelsmann kept them in the first division and a season later, the club qualified for the Champions League for the first time in its history.
Julian Nagelsmann is to take over as head coach of RB Leipzig at the end of the upcoming Bundesliga season. The news came shortly after his current club, Hoffenheim, announced that he would be leaving in a year's time.
Borussia Dortmund made it hard for themselves but have qualified for the Champions League — just. A complete overhaul is in order, but they could do worse than look to Hoffenheim and Julian Nagelsmann for inspiration.
A stunning Andrej Kramaric hat trick led in-form Hoffenheim to a 3-1 win over Hannover on Friday, and lifted them in to fourth. But it wasn't all good news for Julian Nagelsmann's side, with Serge Gnabry injured early.
For quite some time, Julian Nagelsmann was considered Bayern Munich’s coach-in-waiting. Another defeat does his candidacy no good but Serge Gnabry's strong display against his parent club shows he belongs at the top.