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Julian Nagelsmann has ‘something special’ for Germany as he replaces Flick as Germany manager

Following Hansi Flick’s departure, Julian Nagelsmann has been appointed as the new manager for the German national team ahead of Euro 2024.

Nagelsmann, the former Bayern Munich boss, has officially signed a contract that extends until the conclusion of July 2024.

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Additionally, he will have Sandro Wagner and Benjamin Glück as his assistants for the national team.

“We have a European Championship in our own country. That’s something special—something that happens every few decades. I subordinate everything to the fact of having a great tournament in a great country,” he told the DFB. “I have a great desire to take on this challenge.

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The appearance at Dortmund was the beginning. We will be a close-knit group next year.”

DFB sports director Rudi Voller holds a strong belief that Nagelsmann is the ideal candidate for the role in preparation for next summer’s tournament in Germany.

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“Julian Nagelsmann was our preferred candidate as national coach when the search began. He is not only an absolute football expert but has already proven in all his positions—at a very young age for a head coach—that he can motivate and inspire a team and the entire environment,” he said.

“His fire for football is noticeable and contagious—just like with his two assistant coaches, Benjamin Glück and Sandro Wagner, whose great energy I was recently able to experience myself.

Julian Nagelsmann, with his qualities and his personality, will play a crucial role in ensuring that we will all experience a great European Championship in our own country in the summer.”

Hansi Flick’s tenure as Germany boss came to an end when he became the first person to be dismissed from the position following a 4-1 defeat by Japan. This setback followed a disappointing World Cup campaign in which Germany suffered early elimination from the group stages for the second consecutive time.

Unfortunately, results didn’t show improvement post-tournament, with Flick managing just 12 wins out of 25 matches. The appointment of Julian Nagelsmann is now seen as a fresh start and a hopeful catalyst for a turnaround, aiming to inspire the Euro 2024 hosts to victory next summer.

At the age of 36, Julian Nagelsmann becomes the second-youngest coach to lead the German national team. Only Otto Nerz was younger, debuting at the age of 34 years and 10 days as the first German coach in 1926.

Nagelsmann and the German squad are gearing up for their upcoming journey to the United States in October, where they will engage in friendly matches against the Stars and Stripes and Mexico.

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