Julian Nagelsmann’s Career Overview

Julian Nagelsmann
Julian Nagelsmann

This article will tell you about the managerial career of German coach Julian Nagelsmann

Julian Nagelsmann is a German football coach who has made a name for himself in a relatively short period of time. He was born on July 23, 1987, in Landsberg am Lech, Germany.

He started his playing career at 1860 Munich before being forced to retire due to a knee injury at the age of just 20. After his retirement, Nagelsmann decided to focus on coaching and took up the role of youth coach at Augsburg, before moving to Hoffenheim in 2010.

Managerial Career

In 2016, at the age of just 28, Nagelsmann became the youngest head coach in the history of the Bundesliga when he took over at Hoffenheim.

Despite being initially appointed as interim head coach, Nagelsmann quickly proved his worth and was given the job on a permanent basis just four months later.

In his first full season in charge, Nagelsmann led Hoffenheim to a fourth-place finish in the Bundesliga, securing qualification for the UCL for the first time in the club’s history.

Rise To Fame

Nagelsmann’s tactical acumen and ability to develop young players quickly gained him recognition across Europe. And in 2018, he was appointed as head coach of RB Leipzig.

He led the club to a third-place finish in his first season in charge. In the following season he guided them to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history.

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Despite narrowly missing out on the Bundesliga title in 2021, Nagelsmann had established himself as one of the most promising young coaches in world football.

Career Bayern Munich

However, despite only being at Leipzig for two seasons, Nagelsmann caught the attention of Bayern Munich. They announced in April 2021 that he would be taking over as head coach at the end of the season.

This move saw him become the youngest head coach in Bayern’s history, as well as one of the most highly-paid coaches in the world. Nagelsmann took over from Hansi Flick, who had led Bayern to a treble of domestic and European titles in the previous season.

Nagelsmann’s first season in charge of Bayern got off to a shaky start, with the team dropping points early in the Bundesliga campaign. However, he managed to turn things around.

By the end of the season, Bayern had won the league by a comfortable margin. Nagelsmann also led Bayern to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where they were knocked out by Paris Saint-Germain.

Coaching Tactics

In terms of his coaching philosophy, Nagelsmann is known for his innovative tactics and his willingness to experiment with different formations and strategies.

He is also renowned for his ability to develop young players, having overseen the development of several young talents at Hoffenheim and Leipzig.

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However, Julian’s time at Bayern didn’t last long and in April 2023, Bayern sacked Julian and appointed Thomas Tuchel as their head coach.


Overall, Nagelsmann’s career has been nothing short of remarkable so far, given his age and the fact that he has only been coaching at the top level for a relatively short period of time.

He has already achieved great success with both Hoffenheim and Leipzig, and now faces the challenge of leading Bayern Munich to even greater heights.

With his tactical acumen and ability to develop young players, Nagelsmann looks set to be one of the most important coaches in world football for years to come.