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Bayern: Nagelsmann aims to break Guardiola record in Champions League

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Guardiola is the youngest coach to have won the European competition.

Julian Nagelsmann is eager to win the Champions League at Bayern Munich “within the next three years”.

The German manager has found a very rapid rise to prominence in the Bundesliga. At 35 years old, Nagelsmann has already spent over six years in the German top-flight.

A move to Bayern Munich in July 2021 has seen the young manager face enormous expectations at Allianz Arena. 

As always, Champions League remains as the Bavarians’ number one target, with Nagelsmann aiming to win it for the first time in his career.

Speaking in an interview with Welt Am Sontag, the Bayern manager reacted to Guardiola’s record of being the youngest manager to win the tournament (38 years old).

“That would mean we win the Champions League within the next three years,” Nagelsmann told the German magazine. “Of course that would make me happy.”

Guardiola and Nagelsmann will face off in the Champions League quarter-finals next month. The Bayern manager will face a huge test against one of the best tacticians in world football.

Asked to sum up his football philosophy in one sentence, Nagelsmann added: “That was also a question in my thesis. This is what I said back then: “Controlling the game through possession and changes of pace.” That still applies today.”