SportsTalk, October 18. In a recent interview with Bild, German star Matthaus believed that former German international and current German team assistant Wagner would be Nagelsmann’s successor. candidate.
Nagelsmann’s contract with the German Football Association only ends at the European Cup next summer. If he does not renew his contract after the tournament situation, Matthaus talked about possible successors: “The question is: who is free and ready after Nagelsmann? I will keep all options open.”
“Wagner is very confident. This is true wherever he works – whether it is in Unterhaching or at the TV station, he has accomplished a lot. Good job. I believe he is qualified for many things and has the ability to complete big tasks. He understands this industry.”
However, Matthaus also pointed out that this would be “a risk” because: “Wagner has too little experience as a head coach. In addition, he does not have a coaching certificate.”
Wagner is only 1 year younger than Nagelsmann. The latter praised his assistant during this trip to the United States: “Wagner is very good, very hardworking, and very organized.”
After hanging up his boots in 2020, Wagner successively played for the German National Youth Team, Winterhaching U19, and Winterhaching Professional Team He serves as an assistant coach or head coach for the German U20 National Youth Team.