Julian Nagelsmann is reported the dream managerial candidate for Manchester United, but the Bayern Munich manager won’t be leaving Bavaria anytime soon.
A source told Sky Sports: “In an ideal world, Julian Nagelsmann would walk into the club this summer,” but there is an understanding that he would not swap Bayern until he could move to a stable Premier League option.
In other words, a club that prioritises on-pitch success and is primed to lift silverware.
Manchester United have a long way to go if they to reach that level again – and it will take more than just appointing a new manager.
The concern here is that Nagelsmann is waiting for the job at Man City or Liverpool, whenever Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp decide to call it a day in England.
However, in the same report, it is noted that United have a four-man shortlist for the job. It includes Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag, Luis Enrique and Julen Lopetegui.
I can see why United would see Nagelsmann as the dream candidate. At 34, he’s on course to lead Bayern Munich to his first Bundesliga title and they play brilliant football.
He probably doesn’t fancy playing in the Europa League next season…