Munich – Julian Nagelsmann will be spending his anniversary in the mountains, sniffing some mountain air this Friday, day number 100 of his coaching jobs at FC Bayern.
Nagelsmann released his squad, which was decimated due to the current international secondments, from Thursday to Sunday. The 34-year-old can “switch off while cycling”, wants to ride his mountain bike in the Alps.
Nagelsmann has played eleven competitive games since the start of his contract with Bayern on July 1st. Last Sunday he found out that it was the first defeat with the 2-1 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt. Others are nine successes, from which the table leadership in the Bundesliga and in the Champions League group repeated and with the 3: 1 in the Supercup at Borussia Dortmund a title (his first trophy in the senior division).
FC Bayern: Nagelsmann received a great leap of faith
The man from Landsberg am Lech described the fact that he received an offer from his favorite clubs after two successful years at RB Leipzig as a “childhood dream” and said in the podcast “Einfach mal luppen” (by Toni & Felix Kroos), “You have to accept such requests.” when they are there. There is a saying, ‘Every chance in life has an expiration date,’ and it applies quite well. “
The five-year contract until 2026 is a great leap of faith from the Bayern boss around CEO Oliver Kahn. The successor to seven-title coach Hansi Flick should simply shape an era. Bavaria’s honorary president Uli Hoeneß describes Nagelsmann internally and externally as a “talent of the century” for the man who paid the world record transfer fee for a head coach in the amount of 15 million euros base amount plus bonus.
100 days of the possible era have now passed – die AZ brings the five most important findings:
Nagelsmann will not overload his players
1. He is (still) a discreet reformer: The tried and tested quality of the triple winners as well as the fruitful input of the new trainer result in the tactical mix that Nagelsmann is currently pulling through.
“We’re happy that Julian can bring his style to the team, that’s going in the right direction,” said sports director Hasan Salihamidzic. More and more, Nagelsmann wants to push through his ideas, but not yet overload the players.
2. He made Sané & Süle strong: A clear merit of the new is to reintegrate two professionals with Leroy Sané and Niklas Süle and to form them into top performers who were not regular players last season and – as in the case of the winger Sané – in August defensive fans in the form of whistles learned. The mental coaching half.
3. He relies on a narrow circle: Apparently Nagelsmann sees a strong performance gap in his squad, there is a clear hierarchy (permanent staff, supplementary players, bench and grandstand candidates). In the last six games since the September international break, he has only brought 14 different players into the starting line-up (two of them only once).
The group of four to six later substitutes is also fairly manageable. Rewarding performance is more important than rest through rotation.
Julian Nagelsmann brought in more casualness
4. It makes football more vivid: Nagelsmann explains his ideas and approaches in detail in interviews before and after the games as well as in press conferences or a tactical format such as “Decoded” at DAZN. Much more openly than other coaches do that. His approach is not only to convince professionals and staff internally in order to take them with him on his way, but also to act transparently to the outside world – of course from the lineups.
5. He brought in more casualness: To keep fit, Nagelsmann plays padel tennis with his assistants on Säbener Straße, cruises around the training ground with an electric longboard or holds the ball up with his professionals during exercise units.
Here, as well as for his entire, so far successful commitment, the following applies: the height of the fall is high.