Julian Nagelsmann to take RB Leipzig role in 2019

Julian Nagelsmann will take charge at RB Leipzig when he leaves Hoffenheim at the end of the 2018-19 season.

Julian Nagelsmann at Hoffenheim   -  Bongarts

RB Leipzig has confirmed Julian Nagelsmann will take over as its coach in 2019, following Bundesliga rivalsHoffenheim's announcement he will leave them at the end of the coming season.

Nagelsmann took charge of Hoffenheim in February 2016 and has since led it to successive top-four finishes in Germany's top-flight.

Hoffenheim tied him to a new four-year deal in 2017, but confirmed on Thursday that 2018-19 would be Nagelsmann's last campaign at the club.

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The 30-year-old had been linked with Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich prior to its appointment of Niko Kovac, while Arsenal and Real Madrid were also connected with him, but it is Leipzig which has secured his signature.

Nagelsmann has penned a contract keeping him at the Red Bull Arena until 2023, although it remains to be seen who Leipzig will appoint for the upcoming campaign following Ralph Hasenhuttl's departure.

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