Odds on favourite for the job, the Bavarian-born Julian Nagelsmann represents the ideal Bayern Munich manager.
Just 33 years old and already with five years experience under his belt, Nagelsmann is the sort of man the Bayern hierarchy notoriously favour. After a knee injury ended his playing career, the current RB Leipzig boss made his managerial debut aged 28 with Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.
Having taken over a side threatened by relegation, the astute tactician transformed the fortunes of the plucky side from the Rhine-Neckar region of South-West Germany.
Nagelsmann qualified for the 2018/19 Champions League group stage campaign with Hoffenheim, and he left the club he made a name with, and switched to his current employers Leipzig in 2019.
Since taking over the team, the ex-1860 Munich and Augsburg centre-back has established Leipzig as Bayern’s biggest threat at the top of the Bundesliga, surpassing Borussia Dortmund in recent times.
Leipzig finished three points behind Dortmund in the previous campaign, and Nagelsmann is set to go one better this campaign and finish second. It’s likely the 2017 German Manager of the Year could well be lining up in a new dugout come the start of the 2021/22 season, but whether that is at the Allianz Arena is not yet nailed on, with Tottenham Hotspur also sniffing around.