According to stern information, Julian Nagelsmann will be officially introduced as the new national coach this Friday afternoon. The former coach of FC Bayern Munich will receive a contract until the end of July 2024 as Hansi Flick’s successor, as the German Football Association announced on Friday. The DFB confirmed a PK appointment at 12 p.m. in Frankfurt. The “Bild” newspaper had previously reported on the personnel.

Hansi Flick’s successor doesn’t have much time. And the starting conditions are anything but ideal: After a botched World Cup and a disastrous 1:4 against Japan, the 2:1 victory over runner-up world champions France under Rudi Völler was just an encouragement. The reality in world football looks like this nine months before the home European Championships: three tournaments in a row have been botched and in the world rankings they are in 15th place – surrounded by Morocco, Switzerland, Colombia and Uruguay.

Former successful trainer Ottmar Hitzfeld considers him to be “the best choice of trainers available on the market”. Nagelsmann, who was born in Landsberg in Upper Bavaria, is “an outstanding top coach,” Hitzfeld told the “skysport.de” portal. “Extremely professionally competent with a lot of assertiveness.”

He will have to prove all of this quickly. On October 14th (9 p.m.) the national team will play against the USA on its trip to the 2026 World Cup hosts in East Hartford, three days later Mexico will be another sporting benchmark in Philadelphia. At the beginning of October, the coach will soon decide on his first squad – and will have to answer many open questions.