Hoffenheim's coach Julian Nagelsmann reacts during the German First division Bundesliga football match - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Hoffenheim , on March 18, 2017. (AFP / Amelie QUERFURTH)
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Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann, 29, the youngest head coach in Bundesliga history, has been named coach of 2016 in Germany.Hoffenheim were the last team, in any of Europe's top leagues, to be beaten this season and under Nagelsmann's steerage they currently sit fourth and are challenging for a Champions League place for 2017/18 .Eyebrows were raised in February 2016 when Nagelsmann, then aged just 28, was made head coach of Hoffenheim.What Nagelsmann has invented is a winning formula for Hoffenheim.With Hoffenheim leading 1-0 against Hertha Berlin in October, Nagelsmann turned to his bench in the last five minutes.Stints coaching the youth teams at 1860 Munich and Hoffenheim followed.Nagelsmann led Hoffenheim's U19s to the 2013-14 German championship title, and the final the following year, which put him on Bayern Munich's radar.
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