Julian Nagelsmann became the youngest coach in Bundesliga history when, aged just 28, he was thrust by Hoffenheim into their senior management role.
The gifted young coach successfully staved off relegation in his first half-season before guiding Hoffenheim to Champions League qualification last season, defying all expectations to finish fourth behind Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund.
Ever the progressive thinker, Nagelsmann has now sought to improve his training regime at 1899 by having a huge screen installed at their training ground which he will use to study sessions in real time…
According to German-centric football writer Juanma Romero, Nagelsmann had the screen erected so he won’t have to stop to consult match footage during training sessions.
Four cameras (two in the adjacent scaffold tower and one behind each goal) will be used to record the team while training, with Nagelsmann able to control them and augment the display via an iPad.
Cuatro 📹 (dos en la torre y una tras cada 🥅) graban el entreno. Nagelsmann las controla vía iPad y sus correcciones aparecen en la pantalla.
— Juanma Romero (@Guardiolato) July 5, 2017
The screen is only temporary as the scheme is currently being trialled for a week. Presumably a more permanent structure will then be put in place should it prove successful.
Young, forward thinking, hungry, driven and already successful in his field. Big future, this Nagelsmann fellow.