Julian Nagelsmann: Bayern Munich might make me a little happier
Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann has opened the door to a future move to Bayern Munich, saying the club might make him a little happier than he is now.
The 30-year-old has drawn plenty of praise for what he has done with Hoffenheim despite his tender age and on the weekend his side defeated the champions 2-0.
It follows up a 1-0 victory last season that saw him lead his team to fourth in the Bundesliga.
Despite being knocked out of the Champions League qualifying round by Liverpool, Nagelsmann is still one of the most sought-after managers in the world and has been mooted as a possible replacement for Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern.
Speaking to Eurosport, Nagelsmann mentioned his closeness to Munich as a city but he stressed nothing has been agreed.
"Well, it is definitely of importance to me. I am from or rather have lived in Munich for many years.
"Originally I am from Landsberg am Lech which isn’t far away from Munich. My wife and my kid are going to move to Munich soon, we are building a house; therefore we do have a close bond to this area. It is our home.
"And even if I am not going to coach FC Bayern München I will still be a happy person whenever I do die. I am very, very happy with my life. And FC Bayern might even make me a little happier, but that doesn’t say that my happiness depends on FC Bayern."
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Former German international and Bayern Sporting Director Matthias Sammer, who works for Eurosport, said that he believes the move will happen.
"Time will tell. And if everything goes its usual course we can safely assume that it (Nagelsmann’s transfer so Bayern, as a coach) will happen sometime."