Local media said Tuesday that Hansi Flick was fired after a string of bad results with the German men’s national team, and Julian Nagelsmann is close to taking over as coach.
The Bild newspaper said that Nagelsmann, who is 36 years old, will be in charge of the next year’s European Championship, which will be held in Germany.
After his team lost 4-1 to Japan in a friendly earlier in September, Flick became the first Germany coach in history to be fired.
Last year at the World Cup in Qatar, Flick’s team also didn’t make it out of the group stage.
Since then, Germany has played six games and lost four of them. They are now getting ready to host Euro 2024.
Nagelsmann hasn’t had a job since Bayern Munich fired him earlier this year, when the Bundesliga title race was close.
Nagelsmann took over as coach of the German winners after Flick left.
After doing well as coach of German teams Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig, he was seen as a rising star.
During the summer, Nagelsmann’s name was brought up as a possible option for jobs at Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, both of which are English clubs.