Bundesliga Champions, Bayern Munich have announced that Julian Nagelsmann will become their new manager, with the Bavarians paying up to €25 million (£22m/$30m) compensation to RB Leipzig to land the highly-rated coach on a five-year contract.
Bayern made the move on Nagelsmann after current coach Hansi Flick announced his desire to walk away from the Allianz Arena at the end of the 2020-21 season.
They have not had to look far for a top candidate to fill the most demanding of roles, with Nagelsmann being lured away from domestic rivals on a long-term agreement that will begin on July 1 in a deal which makes the 33-year-old the most expensive coach in history.
Nagelsmann’s profile has been on the rise ever since he was handed the reins at Hoffenheim in February 2016 at the age of 28.
That deal made him the youngest head coach in Bundesliga history, with 136 games taken in while filling a first senior role.
RB Leipzig bought into obvious potential back in the summer of 2019 and handed a hot managerial prospect a contract through to 2023. That deal will not be honoured, but a productive partnership has been enjoyed across two years.
Nagelsmann, who was also being linked with the vacant post at Premier League giants Tottenham, led Leipzig to the semi-finals of the Champions League last season and will be eager to get his hands on a first piece of silverware after being charged with the task of keeping Bayern at the top of domestic and continental games.