After pledging to guide the squad to the 2024 European Championships in Germany, Julian Nagelsmann is going to be the nation’s new head coach.
The former Bayern Munich manager will receive €400,000 a month, but the German Football Federation (DFB) will not compensate the Bavarian club.
Nagelsmann was fired by the Bundesliga champions in March 2023, and his contract, which ran until 2026 despite his dismissal, has now been canceled by Bayern to allow him to take command of the national team.
Following a humiliating 4-1 loss to Japan, Germany fired former head coach Hansi Flick on September 10. Under Flick’s leadership, the national team won only four of 17 games.
With the 2023 European Championships rapidly approaching, the three-time European champions have only achieved two victories since crashing out of the World Cup in Qatar in the group stage. Before the tournament, Germany plays only friendly matches, no qualifying.
“Nagelsmann is definitely a good coach and a good person,” Germany and Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane told DW after his country defeated France.
“Of course, seeing and working with him again would be fantastic. I believe the next coach has nothing to lose. We haven’t been in great shape.”