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Forsberg: RB Leipzig will improve under Nagelsmann

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RB Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg feels that things will improve once Julian Nagelsmann takes charge of the club in the summer

The 31-year-old currently coaches fellow Bundesliga side Hoffenheim and has impressed greatly since his appointment in February 2016 with successive top-four finishes in the league table.

Based on this, Forsberg is confident that Nagelsmann‘s arrival to permanently replace departed Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is a step in the right direction.

“I don’t know him personally. From what I see, he is a great manager. He is very popular here in Germany. He did a great job at Hoffenheim,” Forsberg said on Spox.

“It’s a step in the right direction for the club. He will improve the club.”

Sporting director Ralf Rangnick is in charge of Leipzig for the year after Hasenhuttl’s sudden exit in the summer.

Forsberg said: “[Hasenhuttl and Rangnick] are both good coaches, but with Rangnick we got a little bit more structure and more discipline. I think that’s good for us and so we can develop. He’s trying to get the maximum out of every single player.

“Another good thing is you can easily talk to him about whatever. He wants to help everybody and I think that’s important if you’ve got a lot of young players who don’t have that much experience.

“We both want to win and do everything for that. We are both ready to give everything to succeed. That connects us both.

“He is a top person, a top coach. He brought me to Leipzig and always trusted me. It’s important to me that he’s our coach again, because that’s how I’m going to improve myself.”

The Swede also stated that he will remain at Leipzig next season, despite being linked with a move away.