TSG Hoffenheim head coach Julian Nagelsmann will leave the club for fellow German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig in 2019.
The announcement was made by Leipzig earlier on Thursday and that the 30-year-old tactician will join the club at the end of the 2018-19 season.
He has signed a four-year deal at Leipzig until 2023.
Julian Nagelsmann is one of Europe’s highly rated coaches and his stock continues to rise having led TSG Hoffenheim to two successive top-four league finishes.
He was previously linked European giants like Arsenal, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich before he decided to pitch his tent with RB Leipzig.
The German tactician was contracted to TSG Hoffenheim until 2021 only for him to trigger an exit clause in his deal thus allowing him to move to another club.
Speaking about his future via a statement on his present club’s website, Nagelsmann said: “It was important to me to ensure clear conditions.”
“I owe it to Hoffenheim and all of its employees, as well as to the team and the fans, in a historic season in which we are competing in the Champions League for the first time, not to have constant assumptions about me and my future. Now everyone knows and we can focus professionally on the upcoming, difficult tasks.
“Everyone knows that I will be burning and doing everything I can to reach our ambitious goals until the last hour of my commitment to Hoffenheim.” He concluded.
TSG Hoffenheim officials have opted not to rush into naming a replacement for Nagelsmann according to director of football Alexander Rosen who said: “We knew about the contractual option, which is not exceptional in professional football.”
“It speaks for the character of Julian, that he has now laid the cards publicly on the table and created so early for all clarity.” He added.