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Nagelsmann: I’m worried my RB Leipzig move will make players dissatisfied

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Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann admits he’s worried that his impending switch to RB Leipzig this summer will create further dissatisfaction for his squad

After taking charge of Hoffenheim in February 2016, Nagelsmann has become one of Europe’s most exciting young coaches at the age of 31 following back-to-back top-four finishes in the Bundesliga.

But Leipzig made a surprise announcement last summer by revealing that Nagelsmann will become their new manager for the 2019/20 campaign.

And the German admits he’s worried over how his players will handle this with Hoffenheim down in seventh in the standings this season.

“If a player is dissatisfied and knows that the coach will no longer be there in the summer, there is always the danger that the dissatisfaction will grow a bit more and that more will be made known,” Nagelsmann told Bild.

“But it makes little sense for a player now to not give everything he can or to be more angry.”

Hoffenheim owner Dietmar Hopp confirmed last month they’ve interviewed a candidate to replace Nagelsmann with Red Bull Salzburg manager Marco Rose being the reported favourite.

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