Julian Nagelsmann is the Bundesliga's youngest-ever head coach. - © © gettyimages / Kern
Julian Nagelsmann is the Bundesliga's youngest-ever head coach. - © © gettyimages / Kern
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Ten things on new Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann

Though nicknamed 'Baby Mourinho' by Germany international Tim Wiese, the talents of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's new head coach, Julian Nagelsmann, are little known outside of Sinsheim.

Read: Naglesmann appointed youngest-ever head coach

The announcement that the 28-year-old has replaced Huub Stevens, and become the Bundesliga's youngest-ever coach in the process, had even the most well-informed football fans asking 'Julian who?' bundesliga.com provides some of the answers...

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1) Injury heartache

Born in the Bavarian town of Landsberg am Lech, Nagelsmann played for TSV 1860 Munich's youth sides. While former team-mates Christian Träsch and Fabian Johnson went on to establish themselves in the Bundesliga, a knee injury sustained shortly after he had joined FC Augsburg cruelly ended Nagelsmann's ambitions of joining them, aged just 20. "At first, I didn't want anything more to do with football," Nagelsmann, a defender in his playing days, said. "It was very sad for me that I had to end my career so young."

 2) Famous role models