Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann reveals wife has sleepless nights as he wakes up calling players’ name in sleep

BAYERN MUNICH boss Julian Nagelsmann admits he often ruins his wife’s sleep – by shouting out the names of his players.

Nagelsmann finds it so difficult to wind down after games he is often counting goals rather than sheep.

German manager Julian Nagelsmann


German manager Julian NagelsmannCredit: EPA

And far from dreaming about better performances he often wakes childhood sweetheart Verena with his unwanted pillow team-talk.

Nagelsmann has helped Bayern race six points clear at the top of the Bundesliga in his first season after two years with RB Leipzig.

But even after electric performances on the pitch he struggles to switch off and makes football booty calls (out loud).

The 34-year-old told Bayern’s ’51’ Magazine, via Bild: “Sometimes when I’m sleeping after a game I call out the names of my players.

“My wife once told me that. Sometimes it wakes her up in the night.”

Nagelsmann and fellow German Verena, 35, have dated since they were teenagers.

They married four years at a private wedding ceremony in Bavaria and have two children together.

And Nagelsmann’s revelation about his lack of snooze control is a rare glimpse into their private life.

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He does have an Instagram account – with 336,000 followers – but Verena is not known to be on social media.

And his agent Marc Kosiscke once told Die Welt: “As a coach, I don’t think you need to do social media.

“Julian tried it for a bit because he wanted to see what the interaction was like. 

“I didn’t think it was a bad idea because he’s part of a generation that uses it. But for him, you have to ask, what was the point?”

In fact, when he was Hoffenheim manager from 2016-19, he opened and shut Instagram and Facebook profiles.

Bayern host Nagelsmann’s old club Leipzig – who are wobbling down in sixth place without him – this Saturday.

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