Julian Nagelsmann Could Be Headed For The EPL Next While A Move To Italy Shouldn’t Be Ruled Out Either
Written By Onyeka Daniel
It came as almost a surprise when German side, Bayern Munich announced the sacking of their coach, Julian Nagelsmann in the early hours of today with virtually no prior warning whatsoever, in fact, the Bavarians were playing some excellent attacking brand of football, scoring more goals than the previous season when they had Robert Lewandowski.
Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano only reported the supposed sacking before it was officially announced by the German club almost immediately with several new outlets also reporting it late.
He recently guided Bayern into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-0 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain, setting up a showdown with Manchester City.
While there’s no report yet in the reason for his sack, it may be connected to the Bavarians domestic form that has seen them play second fiddle to Borussia Dortmund, suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Bayer Leverkusen before the international break, resulting in Borussia Dortmund moving one point ahead in the title race.
They’ve collected 52 points from 25 top-flight fixtures and losing just three times, while Nagelsmann possesses a win percentage of 71.4% from 84 matches in charge. With his sacking, EPL side, Tottenham Hotspur will now work to finally bring the manager to the club after failing to sign him before he joined Bayern.
Nagelsmann was actually Tottenham’s first choice to replace Mauricio Pochettino back in 2019 and apparently even had a few conversations with Daniel Levy before eventually taking the Bayern job. With the future of Antonio Conte far from certain, it presents the perfect opportunity for Spurs to finally get their target.
But reports have it that they are targeting Eintracht Frankfurt coach, Oliver Glasner but with this perfect opportunity falling on their laps, it could be too good to pass on as they look to restore some semblance of clarity to their squad after the toxic atmosphere brought on by Conte’s last match conference.
Apart from Tottenham, Italian side, Juventus could also look to bring him in to the Allianz Arena to begin a new cycle of winning, just like the one that they had under Conte.
After an initial struggle, Massimiliano Allegri has been able to steady the ship and bring in the results, but it may not be enough to help him keep his job at the end of the season, especially if they eventually miss out on UCL football as the new management will want to start on a clean slate and Nagelsmann will be a good choice.
Even PSG could become interested, given their struggles this season, but one thing is clear, Nagelsmann will never be short of suitors, given his pedigree and whether he goes to the EPL or Italy, he has a higher chance of replicating his brand of football elsewhere just like he did at Bayern Munich.
Former Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel is in line to take over as the new coach of the German side.The 49-year-old has been out of work since being removed from his position as Chelsea head coach in September, Tuchel having won 60 of his 100 fixtures in all competitions.
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He has nearly a decade of experience managing in Germany, at Augsburg II, Mainz 05 and Dortmund. His solitary piece of silverware in his country is the 2017 DFB-Pokal with Dortmund.
But he came into the coaching limelight for his time at Mainz where he delivered a fifth and seventh-placed finish in the Bundesliga during his five-season stay. He will return to German football after more than five years absence, initially taking a season off after his Dortmund stint before linking up with Paris Saint-Germain in 2018.
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