Julian Nagelsmann claims the offer from Bayern Munich was too appealing to turn down.
It was officially announced today that currentRB Leipzig
will take over atBayern Munich
next season to replace
Now in an interview with
, the German has expressed his feeling about leaving the Red Bulls and explained his plans for the rest of the season.
"I will leave RB Leipzig with a heavy heart,"
"I’ve been able to coach a special team here at a club with huge opportunities and the best possible conditions to work in.
"Our run to the Champions League semi-finals was definitely the highlight of our time together. It was a moment that I'll never forget.
"We're currently enjoying the best Bundesliga campaign in the club's history too. We want to make sure it ends up our best finish and then also lift a major trophy for the first time as well.
"It's too early to say my goodbyes and speak about my memories because I'm not done here yet in Leipzig.
"My mission may end here in the summer, but I will give my absolute all until then. We've grown into a real tight-knit bunch that finally wants to win a title.
"Leipzig are a special club – nevertheless, I am leaving. I made no secret of the fact that the head coach position at FC Bayern appealed to me and that I would like to take on this job if the opportunity ever arose.
"The position at FC Bayern is a unique opportunity for me. I would therefore like to thank Oliver Mintzlaff and the rest of the board at RB Leipzig for finding a solution with FC Bayern and making this possible for me.
"Now we're shifting our full attention to the remaining three Bundesliga games and of course the DFB-Pokal semi-final, to try and finish the season as successfully as possible."