On Saturday August 17, 2021, shortly after Bayern’s big 3-2 win over VFL Wolfsburg, Hansi Flick announced his decision to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the 2020-21 season. The news left the Bayern board reeling, and the club now having to navigate the final stretch of the season under the uncertainty of not knowing who their next manager will be. So who should be their next manager? Here are some of the top candidates.
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Julian Nagelsmann‘s developed a reputation as one of the brightest young managers in the world since taking over 1899 Hoffenheim in 2016. Still only 33 years old, Nagelsmann’s already had a hand in transforming two of the Bundesliga’s elite, and may now get his hand at the job he’s been linked with for the past five years.
Nagelsmann may have to adjust his tactics away from a back-three, which he has used at both 1899 Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig. But his tactical knowledge will certainly help him to become a Pep Guardiola-esque figure for the club. At just 28, Nagelsmann became the youngest manager in the history of the league when he took over Hoffenheim in 2016. The German manager led them away from relegation that season, and the very next, earned them a 4th place finish and a spot in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history.
Following Ralf Ragnick’s departure from RB Leipzig, Julian Nagelsmann was the natural heir and seamlessly stepped into the role. In his first season at the club, he led the Red Bulls to a UEFA Champions League semi-final for the first time in their history.
With his proven track record of success at two Bundesliga clubs, Julian Nagelsmann is the name on everybody’s lips to replace Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich. Realistically, he might even be announced as the Flick’s replacement in the next couple of weeks. However, there are a few other potential candidates…Read the rest of this article on Bundesliga Daily!