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Bundesliga Youngest ever coach has overseen rapid improvements.


The Bundesliga's best signing of the summer was arguably not a player but instead a coach: Julian Nagelsmann.

He is the youngest coach in the history of the German top flight, having made his coaching debut in the Hoffenheim dugout at just 28 years of age, and it was there that he led the club to two consecutive Champions League finishes.

Nagelsmann's new aim will no doubt be to take RB Leipzig to the pinnacle of German football, and the club's executive director, Oliver Mintzlaff, stated that the club is indeed "hungry for more" after finishing third in the Bundesliga and reaching the DFB-Pokal final last year.

Nagelsmann's predecessor as head coach and now club technical director, Ralf Rangnick, was also quick to heap praise on him.

"He is a great coach, with great talent in many areas: leadership, man management and tactics, as well as managing relations with the media and public," he stated.


It has certainly been a promising start for Leipzig, who lead the Bundesliga by two points after winning all three of their games to this point, but they will now face one of their toughest tests with Bayern Munich set to travel to the Red Bull Arena on Saturday evening.

Speaking to the Bundesliga's official website, Nagelsmann refused to get carried away.

"I am sure we will have a good season, but I don't know if we will do enough to win the league," he noted.

"Remember it took Jurgen Klopp three years to win something at Liverpool and [Borussia] Dortmund; I will be happy if we can imitate their success, that is our challenge."

"We must be brave against Bayern and trust in our abilities. We cannot dismiss our attacking strength."

Nagelsmann went on to dismiss talk of a tactical revolution, despite having tried out three systems and 14 players in the season's opening three games.

"It's not about changing everything or developing something completely new," Nagelsmann explained.

"What we want is to implement a few new ideas and to continue to succeed."

Aimed at future planning,The signings of Ademola Lookman, Ethan Ampadu (on loan from Chelsea), Christopher Nkunku and Hannes Wolf have dramatically reduced the squad's average age to a mere 23 years old, but they have barely featured thus far.

The team's star men for now are two forwards: Timo Werner, who is trailing only Bayern's Robert Lewandowski in the scoring charts, and Marcel Sabitzer, who with three assists has the most in the Bundesliga, alongside Dortmund's English prodigy, Jadon Sancho.

Nagelsmann's appointment as Leipzig head coach has even convinced Werner to commit his future to the Saxony side amid rumours that he could be looking to leave for pastures new.

"Following his arrival at the club, things have gone to another level," Werner said in reference to Nagelsmann.

"I think he can help make me an even better player."

It's not just hyperbole as the statistics also point to a marked improvement under the new coach, as Leipzig have scored the second most goals in the Bundesliga whilst conceding the fewest.

Leipzig, who will be hoping to one day cap their rapid rise through the German football league pyramid with a Bundesliga title, could go some way to achieving this dream today, should they put Bayern to the sword in front of their home fans.

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