The German DFB are close to completing an agreement to appoint Julian Nagelsmann as their new head coach of the national team.
Julian Nagelsmann set to take over German national team
Complications arose over Nagelsmann’s contract at Bayern Munich, where he is still employed at until 2026.
This is despite the highly-rated young coach being sacked by the Bavarians in March. Incredibly, Nagelsmann is being paid $143,000 a week by Bayern six months after leaving the club and is due the same figure for another three years.
Bayern have given Nagelsmann permission to apply for the German national side but it has emerged his six-figure weekly salary from the Bundesliga champions will come to a halt if he is appointed by the DFB.
Nagelsmann will take a significant pay cut to take the top job as the German national team manager, according to Fabrizio Romano, but with the European Championships on home soil next summer the opportunity to lead his country to a first major trophy in 10 years appears to be too great for the young manager to turn down.
German DFB now close to completing the formal agreement to appoint Julian Nagelsmann as new head coach of the national team, as @cfbayern reported today 🚨🇩🇪
Details being discussed on salary as he will take pay cut — Bayern are prepared to terminate Julian’s contact. pic.twitter.com/u5sFXPxz9Y
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 19, 2023