Julian Nagelsmann, the former Bayern Munich manager, has been sacked from his position at the Allianz Arena after just under two years in charge. The decision came after Bayern fell a point behind Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. Despite this setback, Nagelsmann is still highly sought after by a number of clubs, including Real Madrid, who are reportedly looking for long-term options to succeed Carlo Ancelotti. However, Nagelsmann has already turned down Real Madrid once before, when they approached him in 2018. At the time, Nagelsmann was still managing Hoffenheim and he cited his lack of experience as the reason for declining the offer.
Nagelsmann has also been linked with Tottenham Hotspur, where he is the favourite to succeed Antonio Conte. Conte is set to be sacked this week after an extraordinary rant directed at the players and staff at Spurs. Nagelsmann has expressed his admiration for Tottenham and even has a replica shirt. He sees them as a source of inspiration, along with Liverpool and Manchester City.
Nagelsmann has praised Liverpool for their development over the years, especially in possession and having variety. He believes that if you want to be a good manager, you have to watch Liverpool games. He also admires Manchester City’s flexibility and the many ways they have to open up the game. Nagelsmann has said that it is always fascinating to watch Pep Guardiola teams.
Nagelsmann was in charge of RB Leipzig when he gave this interview and was facing Tottenham in the Champions League with Jose Mourinho in charge. Leipzig would go on to win the match 4-0 on aggregate. Nagelsmann admitted to watching plenty of Spurs since Mauricio Pochettino was at the club and said that he thought Pochettino was a really good manager whose team was great to look at as a spectator.
In conclusion, Julian Nagelsmann is a highly sought-after manager who has turned down Real Madrid in the past and is now the favourite to succeed Antonio Conte at Tottenham Hotspur. He admires Liverpool and Manchester City for their flexibility and variety and sees Tottenham as a source of inspiration. Nagelsmann is a young coach with a bright future ahead of him, and it will be interesting to see where he ends up next.