JULIAN NAGELSMANN has been confirmed as the new German national team coach and is now preparing for a "special" Euro 2024.
The 36-year-old was sacked from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich just six months ago.
The former Bayern manager has been out of work since last season as he was replaced by ex-Chelsea and PSG coach Thomas Tuchel.
The 36-year-old signed a contract for the German national team until 31 July 2024 at the DFB Campus in Frankfurt.
A statement released by the German FA confirmed the news: "Julian Nagelsmann will lead the senior men's national team as national coach to next year's European Championships in Germany."
Nagelsmann takes over the national team as successor to Hansi Flick, who was relieved of his duties on September 10th.
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The German boss opened up about his new role and his plans for the squad.
He told DFB said: "We have a European Championship in our own country. This is something special – something that happens once every few decades.
"I subordinate everything to this fact of having a great tournament in a great country. I have a great desire to take on this challenge.
"The performance in Dortmund was the beginning. We're going to be a tight-knit bunch in the coming year."
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Germany will host the Euro 2024 and aim to redeem themselves after suffering some huge losses in the last few years.
The 2014 World Cup champions suffered two group-stage exits at the last two World Cups and crashed out of Euro 2020 in the last 16 to England.
They have recorded just three wins from their last 12 fixtures – beating Oman, Costa Rica and Peru.
The German FA sporting director Rudi Völler said: "Julian Nagelsmann was our preferred candidate as national coach when the search began.
"He is not only an absolute football expert, but has already proven at all his clubs, at a very young age for a head coach, he can motivate and inspire a team and the entire environment.
"His passion for football is palpable and contagious."
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