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New stars, new system – What are Nagelsmann’s plans for the new season?

Julian Nagelsmann
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Bayern Munich have perhaps pulled off the most active and most incredible transfer window ever in the summer of 2022.

Everyone thought nothing would surpass the most expensive transfer window in 2019, but it looks like we were in for a treat in 2022. Bayern Munich have signed Ryan Gravenberch, Noussair Mazraoui, Sadio Mane and Matthijs de Ligt. They have also managed to keep Serge Gnabry until 2026.

With even more signings more likely to come, such as Mathys Tel and Konrad Laimer, Julian Nagelsmann will probably have a headache while trying to create a fixed system, also due to Robert Lewandowski’s departure.

„It will be a new Bayern Munich,“ said Julian Nagelsmann at yesterday’s press conference at the start of Bayern’s US tour. According to the 34-year-old, the philosophy and style will change, mainly due to the departure of Robert Lewandowski. 

According to a Wednesday report by SportBild, Julian Nagelsmann has already tried out a new system at the start of the season. The 4-2-2-2 system, which he seems to be familiar with it since his time at RB Leipzig

According to the newspaper, the Bayern coach often resorted to a 4-2-2-2 in training in the first two weeks of preparing for the season. He also tested this particular formation last season a few times.

In front of Manuel Neuer, a back four with Alphonso Davies, Lucas Hernandez, Matthijs de Ligt and Noussair Mazraoui would be used. Joshua Kimmich is set in defensive midfield. Due to Leon Goretzka’s injury, who’s reported to miss 6 to 8 weeks, Ryan Gravenberch has good prospects of starting the new season.

The native bavarian Thomas Müller and Kingsley Coman are currently in the lead in attacking midfield. A striking duo with Serge Gnabry and Sadio Mané lead up front.

According to „SportBild“, Nagelsmann has been thinking for a long time about how Bayern could play without Robert Lewandowski. But one thing is also clear, Nagelsmann is not someone who rigidly relies on a tactical system. A 3-5-2 or a 4-3-3 are also considered possible options for the young coach. 

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