After not so impressive start at Manchester City in 2020-21 Premier League, Pep Guardiola is under the radar. His contract at Manchester City expires next season. He is yet to renew his contract. If he decides to leave next season; Manchester City will be looking for a manager that suits his profile and would be able to continue the project Pep built.
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RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann is reported to be under the radar as a potential Pep Guardiola replacement at Manchester City, according to the Daily Mail.
Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is also a candidate to replace Pep. Pep have built a formidable team after years of brilliant signing and well suitable replacement. Julian Nagelsmann suits his profile and the brand of football he oozes. Julian is a very young coach with a relatively very short managerial profile. He was appointed head coach of 1899 Hoffenheim on 27 October 2015 as the youngest manager in Bundesliga history. He is currently the manager of Bundesliga side RB Leipzig. Under him, they played exceptionally well in the champions league.
Provided the illustrious history of Manchester City’s head coach recruitment; If appointed, Julian will have to fill the shoes of the likes of Roberto Mancini, Manuel Pellegrini and none other than their most successful manager Pep Guardiola.
But he will inherit a football group with years of playing in a very well drilled, well-oiled system. It could either be a blessing or a curse. Because as a manager Julian Nagelsmann is yet to build a footballing identity or his own style.
Interesting facts about Julian Nagelsmann at RB Leipzig:
- -- Following Leipzig's 4–0 win against Tottenham Hotspur, Nagelsmann became the youngest coach in history to win a UEFA Champions League knockout tie. (33 years of age)
- -- Nagelsmann became the youngest coach in history, therefore, to coach a side in a Champions League Semi-Final (opponent) PSG
- -- RB Leipzig defeated Spanish side Atlético Madrid 2–1 in the Champions League Quarter Final, meaning Leipzig would progress to the Champions League Semi-Final for the first time in their history.