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Kahn rates Bayern head coach Nagelsmann: “highly ambitious”

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Julian Nagelsmann – Trainer Julian Nagelsmann. – © Photo: Jan Woitas / dpa-Pool / dpa / archive image

The future Bayern boss Oliver Kahn does not consider it a handicap that the new head coach Julian Nagelsmann competes with the German soccer champions without a title win. “I don’t think it’s at all bad that we hire a coach who is not so highly decorated, but highly ambitious,” said Kahn (51) in an interview with Sport1 that the designated chairman of the board gave together with Munich’s honorary president Uli Hoeneß.

“When Hansi Flick took over with us a year and a half ago, he hadn’t won anything at that point. He proved that you can win seven titles in a very short time. I’m not worried about that,” Hoeneß (69) seconded with a look on Flick (56), who prematurely terminated his contract in Munich at the end of the season and will succeed Joachim Löw as national coach.

The 33-year-old Nagelsmann had lost the cup final against Borussia Dortmund at the end of his time at RB Leipzig with the Saxons. The Munich company signed him for a double-digit million fee and gave him a contract until 2026.

“We get him because we are convinced of his quality and he identifies very strongly with the club, that was an important aspect,” explained Kahn: “It was always a dream of his to be a coach at Bayern Munich one day. “

Nagelsmann should also develop young players in Munich. Because of the financial losses in Corona times, expensive transfers are hardly possible anymore. “The next two years in the football business will be catastrophic. I’ll tell you that now,” said Hoeness. The economic deficits at the clubs are “enormous”.

Consistency in the Bundesliga Croesus. “There will be no major transfers. You can forget,” said Hoeneß: “That was discussed between the management board and the supervisory board at the last meeting.” Bayern’s top purchase this summer is likely to remain Leipzig’s central defender Dayot Upamecano for 42.5 million euros.

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