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Leipzig will not be the last step for Nagelsmann - Kampl backs boss for great career

19-Mar-2021, 04:39 pm

Julian Nagelsmann RB Leipzig 2019-20

Kevin Kampl has backed his RB Leipzig bossJulian Nagelsmann to go on to greater things across his coaching career, stating that the Bundesliga outfit will not be the final destination on his managerial journey.

The former Hoffenheim man, who took the reins atRed Bull Arena in 2019, is widely regarded as one of the games best young managers, and finished third in last seasonsUEFA Mens Coach of the Year Award vote.

Though Leipzigs midweek exit to Liverpool has scuppered their chances of a second straight Champions League semi-final appearance, Kampl - who at 30 is only three years younger than his coach - believes thatNagelsmann still has a bright future ahead of him.

"Ive never seen a coach who deals so much with football and, at hisage, already haveso much specialist knowledge," the former Slovenia international told Goaland DAZN."Thats unbelievable.

"You always think hes been around for 20 years.He knows how to prepare the team perfectly for the games and always has good match plans.Leipzig wont be the last step, he has a very big coaching career ahead of him."

Further pressed on whetherNagelsmann could become a coaching master, Kampl responded: "Why not - when you are doing so well with your team and earning so many points.

"In the end, of course, its up to us players to do well the things that he demands."

Kampl speaks as Leipzig find themselves locked in a tussle for the Bundesliga crown with Bayern Munich, trailing the Bavarian giants by just four points.

Their exit from Europe, where their rivals remain firmly in competition, could prove to be a blessing in disguise as Hansi Flicks side look to juggle multiple challenges at once.

Leipzig themselves remain inDFB-Pokal though too, with eitherJahn Regensburg or Werder Bremen set to be their semi-final opponent, whileBorussia Dortmund face Holstein Kiel - who shocked Bayern in the second round - in the other last-four encounter.

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