Julian Nagelsmann

Julian Nagelsmann
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-07-23) 23 July 1987
Place of birth Landsberg am Lech, West Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
1899 Hoffenheim (manager)
Youth career
0000–2002 FC Augsburg
2002–2006 1860 München
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 1860 München II 0 (0)
2007–2008 FC Augsburg II 0 (0)
Teams managed
2008–2010 1860 München U17 (assistant)
2010–2011 1899 Hoffenheim U17 (assistant)
2011–2012 1899 Hoffenheim U17
2013 1899 Hoffenheim (assistant)
2013–2016 1899 Hoffenheim U19
2016– 1899 Hoffenheim

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Julian Nagelsmann (born 23 July 1987) is a German football coach, who is currently managing 1899 Hoffenheim.

Early life

Nagelsmann played at youth level for 1860 Munich and Augsburg, before persistent knee injuries ended his career at U19 level.[1][2] He took Business Administration in university for four semesters, until he transferred to Sports Science.[2] Afterwards, he moved into coaching, returning to former club Augsburg, where he briefly worked under Thomas Tuchel.[1]

Managerial career

Early career

He was an assistant coach during 1899 Hoffenheim's 2012–13 season and up until 11 February 2016, was coaching the club's U19 team.[3] During his time as assistant coach, Tim Wiese nicknamed him "Mini-Mourinho."[4] He has also coached U16 to U19 teams for other clubs in the southwest of Germany.[2] He coached Hoffenheim's "junior team" to the 2014 title.[3]

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Nagelsmann was appointed head coach of 1899 Hoffenheim on 27 October 2015. He was due to begin his tenure at the beginning of the 2016–17 season.[3][5] He was given a three-year contract.[3] At the time of his appointment, Nagelsmann was 28, and the youngest manager in Bundesliga history.[2][3][5] He was to be the successor for Huub Stevens, who had replaced Markus Gisdol the previous day.[3] On 10 February 2016, Stevens resigned as head coach due to health problems, and Nagelsmann's tenure as head coach was brought forward by the Hoffenheim board a day later.[1][6]

When Nagelsmann took over the club in February 2016, Hoffenheim was 17th in the table, 7 points from the safety of 15th spot and avoiding relegation.[7] Yet, under Nagelsmann they avoided relegation by winning 7 of their remaining 14 matches finising a point above the relegation playoff spot.[7] Their good run of play has continued in the first part of the 2016-17 Bundesliga season, as they are 3rd in the table as of the mid-November international break.

Coaching record

As of 3 December 2016
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
1899 Hoffenheim 11 February 2016[1][6] Present 29 14 9 6 48.28 [8]


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Hoffenheim appoint 28-year-old Julian Nagelsmann as head coach". The Guardian. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Dunbar, Ross (27 October 2015). "Meet Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann: the youngest coach in Bundesliga history". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Hoffenheim appoint 28-year-old Julian Nagelsmann as manager for next season". The Guardian. Reuters. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  4. Krämer, Christian (27 October 2015). "Künftiger Hoffenheim-Trainer: Wer ist dieser Julian Nagelsmann (28)?" (in German). Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  5. 1 2 "Hoffenheim appoint 28-year-old manager Julian Nagelsmann". BBC Sport. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  6. 1 2 Dunbar, Ross (12 February 2016). "Hoffenheim unveil Julian Nagelsmann, youngest coach in Bundesliga history". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  7. 1 2 Johnston, Neil. "Julian Nagelsmann: Hoffenheim boss taking Bundesliga by storm". BBC Football. BBC. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  8. "TSG Hoffenheim". Kicker (in German). Retrieved 21 September 2016.
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