Julian Nagelsmann puts Premier League clubs on red alert as the in-demand RB Leipzig boss admits he ‘could imagine’ working in England ahead of Champions League showdown with Liverpool
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has admitted he ‘could imagine’ working in English football in the future ahead of a Champions League showdown with Jurgen Klopp.
The in-demand German, just 33, is one of the most highly-rated managers in Europe and his comments could spark interest from Premier League clubs.
After taking relegation-threatened Hoffenheim to qualifying for the Champions League, Nagelsmann moved to Leipzig, where he has started to challenge Bayern Munich’s monopoly in German football.
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has admitted it could be a ‘big aim’ to work in England
And last season’s third-placed finisher in the UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year award has conceded it could be a ‘big aim’ to work in the Premier League.
He told the Telegraph: ‘I have a contract now until 2023 so I think I will stay in Leipzig.
‘The Premier League is a very interesting league and I can imagine it could be a big aim to be a big manager in the Premier League one day like Jurgen who is very successful. It could be a step in the future.
He has faced Manchester United and Tottenham in the Champions League in recent seasons
Leipzig, who lost in last season’s Champions League semi-final, play Liverpool on Tuesday
‘But, you know, in soccer it’s not that easy to plan how long will you be a manager in Leipzig? When will you go to the Premier League? I could imagine going to the Premier League.
‘I could imagine staying as a manager in the Bundesliga for my whole career. It’s cool to be a manager in my own country, I love it. But then perhaps in the future we can meet face-to-face in the Premier League, who knows.’
Leipzig currently lie second in the Bundesliga, four points off Bayern but having played one match more.
And Nagelsmann’s side, who reached the Champions League semi-finals last year but lost to Paris Saint-Germain, take on Klopp’s out-of-form Liverpool in their European knockout tie on Tuesday.