Julian Nagelsmann cautions suitors as RB Leipzig boss changes agents for the new season … chooses to split from the company that has Liverpool’s title-winning manager Jurgen Klopp as a client
- Julian Nagelsmann has chosen to change agents prior to the new season
- The 33-year-old’s decision has prompted interested clubs to alert him
- Nagelsmann has split off from SportsTotal, which praises Jurgen Klopp as a customer
Julian Nagelsmann has alerted top European clubs by switching brokers, leaving the company representing Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann was previously looked after by Marc Kosicke, who counts Premier League-winning manager Klopp among his clients.
But Nagelsmann’s business is now managed by SportsTotal, one of Europe’s largest agencies.
In particular, one of the CEOs of the Germany-based company, Sascha Breese, will now represent 33-year-old Nagelsmann and a rising star in the management world.
Breese, whose clients include Toni Kroos, Dayot Upamecano and Niklas Sule, is believed to have strong ties to Europe’s biggest clubs, something that will likely have drawn Nagelsmann into pinning his own management career.
Nagelsmann only took over at Leipzig last summer and has a long contract that runs until 2023.
But his achievements at such a young age have already put him on the map and his progress is closely followed by countless clubs in Germany and across the continent, including England.
Nagelsmann turned to coaching after seeing his Augsburg playing career cut short due to an injury at the age of 20.
The promise he quickly showed as a coach earned him the nickname ‘Baby Mourinho’.
Nagelsmann became the youngest manager in Bundesliga history when he was appointed by Hoffenheim at the age of 28.
He led them from second place to well away from safety after taking over in February 2016, fourth and first in the Champions League for the first time in his first full campaign the following year and then third in 2017-18.
After being knocked out by Liverpool in the 2017-18 playoffs, their third place finish in the league earned Hoffenheim a place in the Champions League group stage for the first time ever.
Nagelsmann’s leadership rise continued when he took over at RB Leipzig in June 2019. In his first season, he led them to third place in the Bundesliga and the Champions League semi-finals.