Younger than Messi and Ronaldo .. What is the story of the new Bayern Munich coach?
The story of Bayern Munich’s contract with the young coach, Julian Nagelsmann, occupied the world of football in recent days, but what was most reported by the news media is the age of the young coach.
Next July, when he officially receives the German champions coaching, Nagelsmann will celebrate his 34th birthday, meaning that a number of the Bavarian club’s players are older than him.
Nagelsmann will oversee the coaching of Bayern Munich’s stars, and a number of them are close to his age, such as striker Robert Lewandowski (32 years) and German star Thomas Müller (31 years old), while team captain Manuel Neuer (35 years) is older than him.
To reinforce the idea of Nagelsmann’s young age, the football poles, Cristiano Ronaldo (35) and Lionel Messi (who will turn 34 in June), are older than him.
The story of Nagelsmann’s rise, dubbed the “miracle child” by the German press, to the training ladder quickly, goes back to his repeated injuries as a young player, as a knee injury ended his dream of playing in the Bundesliga, after he had represented Munich clubs in 1860 and Augsburg in the youth category. To study sports sciences at the university, to finish his studies and return as assistant coach at his former club, Munich 1860.
After his excellent results with young people, Nagelsmann obtained a contract to train the Sunni teams in Hoffenheim, before he was contracted for the first team, to become the youngest coach in the history of the German League, at the age of 28 years.
Nagelsmann managed to grab the headlines, after guiding Hoffenheim to qualify for the Champions League, in his first full season.
And he continued to shine with Hoffenheim, until Red Bull Leipzig signed with him, and with Leipzig, Nagelsmann was able to compete with Bayern Munich for the title several times, and he also succeeded in leading the team to the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.
But Nagelsmann’s experience will differ greatly now, as he is now on the bench of one of the best clubs in the world. Will he be able to force the stars to forget his young age, and convince them of his plans that prompted one of the former stars to call him “the little Mourinho”.