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Hoffenheim Manager Julian Nagelsmann Is Doing Revolutionary Live Analysis On Giant Screen

Hoffenheim Manager Julian Nagelsmann Is Doing Revolutionary Live Analysis On Giant Screen

Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann's method of analysis is one that even Marcelo Bielsa would be proud of.

Back in January, Bielsa responded to the 'Spygate' scandal in incredible fashion by detailing the ridiculous depths he goes to in order to scout upcoming opponents, treating journalists to a powerpoint presentation.

His document contained 300 hours of work, while he also revealed he and his staff watched all 51 of Derby County's games last season.

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Switching gears, Nagelsmann, who is just 31 years of age but widely viewed as the most talented young manager in world football, is doing something very different with his analysis.

Performance analysis is an essential part of the modern game but his live dissection really is game-changing stuff.

During training, Nagelsmann has his players watching footage of themselves partaking in drills on a giant screen and he is perched at the top of a tower, preaching his points and coaching his players.

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We've never seen anything of the sort before and it looks to be a brilliant way of showing his players where they've gone wrong and how they can improve.

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According to reports, four cameras are used to record training sessions and Nagelsmann can use his iPad to control what is on the giant TV.

But as we discovered in August, the massive screen is not there purely for analysis. The players use it for a few games of FIFA after training and we have nothing but respect for it.

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Nagelsmann, who will almost definitely end up being Bayern Munich manager one day, actually had contact from Real Madrid last summer when Zinedine Zidane.

However, he didn't want to make the move so soon in his managerial career.

"Real Madrid called me," he said in an interview with 11Freunde.

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"Who would hang up the telephone? Universe Football Club doesn't exist, so there's no bigger club than Real Madrid, but I am 31 years old, I will have another chance. I didn't want to move countries."

But Nagelsmann will be embarking on a new challenge for next season. Rather unusually, Hoffenheim confirmed at the beginning of the season that he will step down as manager and take the reins at RB Leipzig when the 2019/20 Bundesliga campaign comes about.

Topics: Training, Football News, Marcelo Bielsa, Football, Hoffenheim, Analysis, Germany, RB Leipzig, Julian Nagelsmann, Bundesliga

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