When Bayern Munich hired RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann to take over for Hansi Flick next season, the speculation almost immediately turned to which players the 33-year-old might want to bring over from Die Roten Bullen. Nagelsmann downplayed any thoughts he might try to raid RB Leipzig’s roster and indicated that speculation would be “normal”, but also that he was not going to spark any type of mass exodus from Die Roten Bullen.
After years of working in their youth ranks, in 2015, Nagelsmann was tapped to be the coach of Hoffenheim’s first team starting in the following season of 2016/2017. However, their manager for the 2015/2016 season, Huub Stevens, resigned in February due to poor health. At the time Nagelsmann was basically forced into the position, his team were second bottom in the league with 14 games to go and seven points from full safety.
BERLIN – Bundesliga side Hoffenheim said on Monday they would be joining English clubs in boycotting social networks for three days next weekend as a protest against online racist abuse. From April 30 to May 3, Hoffenheim, who are currently 11th in the table, will freeze their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. "Social networks have unfortunately become a place to pour out frustration and hatred," said club media director Christian Frommert.
|Champions League (League Winners): FC Bayern München|
|Champions League (League Position): RB Leipzig, VfL Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Borussia Dortmund|
|Conference League Qualifying (League Position): Bayer 04 Leverkusen|
|Relegation (Playoff Relegation): DSC Arminia Bielefeld|
|Relegation (League Position): 1. FC Köln, FC Schalke 04|