RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has admitted that he would one day like to manage ​Barcelona.


He is the youngest coach in the history of the German top-flight, having made his coaching debut in the Hoffenheim dugout at just 28 years of age, and he led the club to two consecutive ​Champions League finishes.


Now at Leipzig, Nagelsmann's team find themselves second on the ​Bundesliga table, one point behind league leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach.  Ahead of this week's Champions League fixture with Lyon, he admitted his dream of managing ​La Liga giants, Barcelona.


“I've said many times: Barcelona is a beautiful city, a beautiful club. But they are not the only club that is attractive,” he told ​ZDF

Nagelsmann was previously linked with ​Borussia Dortmund, but admitted that he turned that opportunity down. He has also been linked heavily with taking over at ​Bayern Munich eventually, but that too has not been anything more than a rumour.


“It’s true there was interest there,” he said. 


“In football, timing and fit is always the key, and it just did not fit, so I didn’t go there. The time did not fit and BVB did not want to wait. I was at Hoffenheim under contract, there was a clause – I could only leave in 2019. When that clause took effect, there was no position free in Dortmund.


“I had very good talks with Leipzig. I felt that the club really wanted me,” he concluded.