Nagelsmann Extends Germany Contract Until 2026 World Cup

Julian Nagelsmann has extended his contract to remain as Germany manager until after the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Apr 19, 2024 - 10:47
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Nagelsmann Extends Germany Contract Until 2026 World Cup

Nagelsmann replaced Hansi Flick in September 2023 as Germany manager on a contract that was supposed to run to the end of this summer's European Championships.

The 36-year-old has so far won three of his six games in charge, including victories over France and Netherlands last month.

The German FA said: “The 36-year-old’s new contract runs until the conclusion of the next FIFA World Cup in 2026 in the USA, Canada and Mexico. In September last year, Nagelsmann initially signed a contract up to and including EURO 2024.”

Nagelsmann added: “It’s a decision of the heart. It’s a great honour to be able to coach the national team and work with the best players in the country.

“With successful, passionate performances, we have the chance to sweep an entire country along. The two victories against France and the Netherlands in March gave a foretaste of this.

“I was very touched by the enthusiasm of the fans. Together we now want to play a successful home European Championship, we are all burning for it.

"After that, I’m really looking forward to the challenge of a World Cup together with my coaching team.”

Germany are in the same group with Scotland, Hungary and Switzerland for the upcoming EUROS.