Bayern Munich’s new head coach Julian Nagelsmann has confirmed Manuel Neuer will stay the membership’s captain subsequent season and backed embattled winger Leroy Sane to show his critics incorrect.
After two profitable seasons with RB Leipzig, Nagelsmann, who turns 34 later this month, has taken cost of Bayern, changing Hansi Flick, who’s Germany’s new head coach.
Nagelsmann confirmed that Germany goalkeeper Neuer, who at 35 is a yr older, will probably be his captain having accomplished an “excellent” job since Philipp Lahm retired as Bayern skipper in 2017.
At his first press convention as Bayern coach on Wednesday, Nagelsmann backed Sane to bounce again from criticism after poor shows for Germany on the Euro 2020 finals.
“In fact, I get the discussions. We might do effectively to go away him alone within the media,” mentioned Nagelsmann.
The 25-year-old Sane has but to impress at Bayern, a yr after a high-profile switch from Manchester Metropolis.
Nevertheless, Nagelsmann says, “I am positive we’ll see a stronger Leroy Sane, who may have a huge impact on success at FC Bayern.”
Nagelsmann hails from Landsberg am Lech close to Munich and slept underneath an FC Bayern cover as a baby.
“Bayern are the most important membership in Germany. It was all the time a dream to be a coach right here,” he admitted.
He is aware of he’s anticipated to keep up the membership’s phenomenal success and convey a tenth straight Bundesliga title to Munich in his first season. He should additionally reorganise the defence with French centre-back Dayot Upamecano who has additionally joined from Leipzig whereas defenders David Alaba and Jerome Boateng have left Bayern after their contracts expired.
“It is fully regular for gamers to return and others to go away the membership,” mentioned Nagelsmann.
“I’ve identified ‘Upa’ for a very long time, I do know what his strengths are and what he nonetheless needed to work on. We’re additionally effectively stocked with gamers like (Benjamin) Pavard, (Lucas) Hernandez or (Niklas) Süle.”
Following friendlies towards Cologne, Ajax, Moenchengladbach and Napoli on the finish of July, Nagelsmann’s first aggressive sport is a German Cup match towards fifth-tier facet Bremer SV on August 8.
Bayern is then away to Moenchengladbach when the Bundesliga season begins on August 13.