Julian Nagelsmann

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Julian Nagelsmann
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-07-23) 23 July 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Landsberg am Lech, West Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
1899 Hoffenheim (manager)
Youth career
FC Augsburg
2002–2006 1860 Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 1860 Munich II 0 (0)
2007–2008 FC Augsburg II 0 (0)
Teams managed
2016– 1899 Hoffenheim
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Julian Nagelsmann (born 23 July 1987) is a German football coach who manages 1899 Hoffenheim.

Early life[edit]

Nagelsmann played at youth level for 1860 Munich and Augsburg, before persistent knee injuries ended his career at U19 level.[2][3] He took Business Administration in university for four semesters, until he transferred to Sports Science.[3] Afterwards, he moved into coaching, returning to former club Augsburg, where he briefly worked under Thomas Tuchel.[2]

Managerial career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He was an assistant coach during 1899 Hoffenheim's 2012–13 season and up until 11 February 2016, was coaching the club's U19 team.[4] During his time as assistant coach, Tim Wiese nicknamed him "Mini-Mourinho."[5] He has also coached U16 to U19 teams for other clubs in the southwest of Germany.[3] He coached Hoffenheim's U19 "junior team" to win the 2013-14 Under 19 Bundesliga title.[4]

1899 Hoffenheim[edit]

Nagelsmann was appointed head coach of 1899 Hoffenheim on 27 October 2015. He was due to begin his tenure at the beginning of the 2016–17 season.[4][6] He was given a three-year contract.[4] At the time of his appointment, Nagelsmann was 28, and the youngest manager in Bundesliga history.[3][4][6] He was to be the successor for Huub Stevens, who had replaced Markus Gisdol the previous day.[4] On 10 February 2016, Stevens resigned as head coach due to health problems, and Nagelsmann's tenure as head coach was brought forward by the Hoffenheim board a day later.[2][7]

When Nagelsmann took over the club in February 2016, Hoffenheim were 17th in the table, 7 points from the safety of 15th spot and facing relegation.[8] Under Nagelsmann they avoided relegation by winning 7 of their remaining 14 matches and finished a point above the relegation playoff spot.[8] Their good run of play continued in the 2016–17 Bundesliga season, where they finished 4th in the table and qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history.[9]

On 9 June 2017, Hoffenheim extended the contract of Nagelsmann until 2021.[10] On 21 June 2018, Hoffenheim announced that Nagelsmann will be leaving the club at the end of the 2018-19 season.[11][12] He made his 100th league appearance as Hoffenheim manager on 19 January 2019, in a 3–1 defeat to Bayern Munich. In doing so, he became the youngest ever manager to reach the milestone.[13]

He currently has a record of 41 wins, 28 draws, and 25 losses in 94 matches.[14]

RB Leipzig[edit]

On 21 June 2018, RB Leipzig announced that Nagelsmann will be their manager from the 2019–20 season and has agreed a four-year contract which will expire in 2023.[11][12]

Coaching record[edit]

As of matches played on 16 March 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
1899 Hoffenheim Germany 11 February 2016[2][7] Present[12] 128 51 42 35 237 183 +54 039.84 [14]
Career Total 128 51 42 35 237 183 +54 039.84




TSG Hoffenheim U19



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  2. ^ a b c d "Hoffenheim appoint 28-year-old Julian Nagelsmann as head coach". The Guardian. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Dunbar, Ross (27 October 2015). "Meet Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann: the youngest coach in Bundesliga history". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Hoffenheim appoint 28-year-old Julian Nagelsmann as manager for next season". The Guardian. Reuters. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  5. ^ Krämer, Christian (27 October 2015). "Künftiger Hoffenheim-Trainer: Wer ist dieser Julian Nagelsmann (28)?" (in German). Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Hoffenheim appoint 28-year-old manager Julian Nagelsmann". BBC Sport. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  7. ^ a b Dunbar, Ross (12 February 2016). "Hoffenheim unveil Julian Nagelsmann, youngest coach in Bundesliga history". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  8. ^ a b Johnston, Neil. "Julian Nagelsmann: Hoffenheim boss taking Bundesliga by storm". BBC Football. BBC. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Bundesliga - Spieltag / Tabelle". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Nagelsmann extends contract as Hoffenheim head coach". Bundesliga.com. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Bestätigt: Nagelsmann ab 2019 Trainer bei RB Leipzig". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  12. ^ a b c "Julian Nagelsmann: Hoffenheim coach to join RB Leipzig after 2018-19 season". BBC Sport. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Leon Goretzka double helps Bayern Munich down Hoffenheim". Bundesliga. 19 January 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  14. ^ a b "TSG Hoffenheim". Kicker (in German). Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  15. ^ "VDV-Trainer der Saison: 2016/17". spielergewerkschaft (in German). Retrieved 7 Jun 2017.
  16. ^ "Philipp Lahm ist Fußballer des Jahres 2016/2017" (in German). kicker.de. 23 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.