It appears to be only a matter of time before Julian Nagelsmann is named the new head coach of the German national soccer team.
Transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano tweeted on Wednesday (Nov. 21), “Nagelsmann will take over the reins of the German national team in the next few days. The deal will be finalized soon. Details need to be worked out regarding the appointment of the coaching staff, but the contract and salary have already been agreed in principle,” adding the phrase ‘HERE WE GO’, which is used when a transfer is imminent.
Earlier, Germany’s ‘Bild’ reported on the 20th, “We have found a successor to Hanji Flick. The German Football Association (DFB) and Nagelsmann have reached an agreement in principle to take the team to Euro 2024. Nagelsmann will join the German national team as a free agent after terminating his contract with Bayern Munich,” the publication reported.
“Nagelsmann gave up a lot of money to take the helm of the German national team. He was sacked by Munich but would have been paid around €20 million ($285 million) for doing nothing until the summer of 2026, the end of his existing contract, and his annual salary in Germany is reportedly €4 million ($5.7 million).”
Germany recently sacked Flick. He left Munich at the end of the 2020-21 season to take charge of the German national team. Things were going well at the start of his tenure. The team won their first eight games and went on to win 10, draw 5, and lose 1 in 16 games, including World Cup qualifying, UEFA Nations League, and friendlies, before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
However, they started to falter at Qatar 2022. They lost their first game 1-2 to Japan. They drew 1-1 against Spain in their second game, and although they beat Costa Rica 4-2 in their final game, they were eliminated from the group with one win, one draw, and one loss.
Despite this, the DFB said they would stick with Flick until Euro2024 in Germany. After the World Cup, however, a serious slump ensued. After a 2-0 victory over Peru in their first match in March, they lost 2-3 against Belgium in their next match. They also went winless in their three matches in June, drawing one and losing two. 토토사이트
The recent game against Japan was the turning point. Flick’s side faced Japan at home on October 10. After conceding an early goal in the 11th minute, the Germans were fortunate to equalize in the 19th minute. However, they conceded again three minutes later. They conceded two more goals in the final minutes of the game to lose 1-4.
It was Flick’s last game in charge. The DFB announced his dismissal shortly afterward. It was the first time the DFB had ever fired a coach in its 123-year history, and he left with the distinction of being the first German national team coach to be fired. For now, Germany turned things around with a 2-1 win over France in their next game.