Julian Nagelsmann, the highly sought-after German manager, finds himself at the center of attention once again. After being sacked by Bayern Munich in February of this year, Nagelsmann has become a free agent, sparking interest from several top clubs. The latest reports suggest that Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are the frontrunners in the race to secure his services for the upcoming 2022/23 season.
Nagelsmann’s tenure at Bayern Munich may have been short-lived, but it was not without success. During his time at the helm, he led the team to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals and positioned them at the top of the Bundesliga. However, internal disagreements and the high expectations surrounding the Bundesliga giants ultimately led to his departure. Nevertheless, his reputation as one of the brightest manager in European football remains intact.
Napoli, the Serie A side known for their attacking brand of football, has identified Nagelsmann as a prime candidate to lead their ambitious project. With Gennaro Gattuso departing after the 2021/22 season, and Spalletti has left the job to take a break from football, Napoli is keen to bring in a coach who can elevate their squad to the next level. Nagelsmann’s ability to bring young people and implement an attractive style of play goes perfectly with Napoli’s playing style.