Julian Nagelsmann to leave Hoffenheim for RB Leipzig at end of next season
By Shona Duthie
Last Updated: 21/06/18 6:34pm
Julian Nagelsmann will leave Hoffenheim at the end of next season to take charge of RB Leipzig.
The 30-year-old, who took over as head coach of Hoffenheim side in February 2016, made use of a contractually agreed exit clause in his contract which was set to run until 30 June, 2021.
Nagelsmann had been linked with Arsenal before the London club appointed former Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery, but he will instead take charge of Bundesliga rivals Leipzig, who finished fifth - two points behind his Hoffenheim side - last season.
"I owe it to TSG and all of its employees, as well as to the tram and the fans, that this historic season in which we are competing in the Champions League for the first time, to not have any constant assumptions about my future," Nagelsmann told the Hoffenheim club website.
"Now everyone knows what they are about and we can focus professionally on the upcoming tasks. Everyone knows I will be doing everything I can to reach our ambitious goals until the last hour of my commitment to TSG."