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Kampl backs Nagelsmann for a 'great career'

Sat 20 March 2021 | 6:13

Being regarded as one of the game's best young managers, Julian Nagelsmann finished third in last season's UEFA Men's Coach of the Year Award vote. While Kampl at 30 is only three years younger than his coach, he believes his boss still has a bright future ahead of him.

"I've never seen a coach who deals so much with football and, at his age, already have so much specialist knowledge," the former Slovenia international told


and DAZN. "That's unbelievable.

"You always think he's been around for 20 years. He knows how to prepare the team perfectly for the games and always has good match plans. Leipzig won't be the last step, he has a very big coaching career ahead of him."

Further pressed on whether Nagelsmann 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, it's up to us players to do well the things that he demands."

Being knocked out of the Champions League by Liverpool last week, Leipzig find themselves locked in a tussle for the Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich as they gained a 1-0 away victory over Arminia Bielefeld yesterday.

source: SportMob