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Young Manager Reveals Why He Snubbed Real Madrid

After Zinedine Zidane's surprise resignation, Real Madrid were said to have approached a young manager to take over from the Frenchman, but he reportedly rejected their advances, and he has now revealed why he made that decision.

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Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann, who is just 31 years old, was among the candidates to replace Zidane at Los Blancos following the France legend's exit, but Julen Lopetegui was eventually named as his successor at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Nagelsmann has since confirmed that the Spanish giants did approach him for the job, but explained that he felt that it just wasn't the right time to leave Germany.

"It's not that I didn't think about it," he told 11Freunde.

"Who would hang up the phone on Real Madrid? The Universe Football Club doesn't exist and so there isn't much bigger than Real Madrid.

"I am comfortable at 31. If my career continues like it has to now, there will be another opportunity in the future to take charge of a team in that category.

"My family situation too, it wouldn't have been ideal to move abroad now."

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Days after turning down Real, Nagelsmann accepted an offer from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, who he will only join ahead of the 2019/2020 campaign once his contract at Hoffenheim expires.

Do you think Nagelsmann made the right decision in snubbing Real? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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