Julian Nagelsmann's astonishing success with Hoffenheim has opened the eyes of clubs to new possibilities when it comes to appointing a first-team coach.
The Sinsheim club exceeded all expectations last term as they secured a fourth-place Bundesliga finish, forcing many of their top-flight rivals to sit up and take notice.
In June, Schalke appointed none other than the man who outshone Nagelsmann at the DFB's Cologne-based coaching academy in 2013, Domenico Tedesco. The Rossano-born tactician is not the only young coach in Germany’s top flight looking to follow in Nagelsmann’s footsteps this season, however.
Watch: Top-of-the-class Tedesco and Nagelsmann are leading the new wave of Bundesliga coaches
bundesliga.com has the lowdown on Nagelsmann, Tedesco and four of their colleagues who are leading the Bundesliga’s youthful coaching revolution…
Julian Nagelsmann -Hoffenheim, 30
Domenico Tedesco -Schalke, 32
The tactical wizardry outfoxed last season's runners-up RB Leipzig on the opening day and was laid bare for all to see as Schalke famously recovered from 4-0 down to draw 4-4 with arch rivals Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 13. The top-four dream is alive and well in Gelsenkirchen...