Julian Nagelsmann has opened up on the prospect of managing in England amid suggestions he could succeed Pep Guardiola at Manchester City one day.

The 34-year-old forged his burgeoning reputation at RB Leipzig and has enjoyed a promising start to life as coach at Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

Indeed, the former Hoffenheim manager sits top of the early-season standings with his new team.

Bayern have picked up 19 points from their opening eight games with Nagelsmann at the helm, meaning they are a point clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund.

Linked with the Tottenham vacancy prior to putting pen-to-paper at the Allianz Arena, the Germany is also viewed, in some quarters, as a possible replacement for Guardiola at City as and when the former Barcelona coach calls time on his memorable, record-breaking spell at the Etihad Stadium.

However, while the prospect of touching down in the Premier League - or other top European divisions - appeals to Nagelsmann and his family, he doesn't view it as a necessity in his career.

During an interview with The Times, the Bayern coach was asked when he plans to manage in England.

He said: "First of all, I started a new [five-year] contract with Bayern Munich and I hope I can stay here for a lot of years because I love the club and love the city. I hope to be successful, so the club should give me a new contract for five years more.

"I do not have to leave Germany, because I'm happy with the Bundesliga and happy to be manager of the biggest club in Germany. At the end, if I do not go to a foreign club and another country, I am still a happy man, you know? It's not necessary for my happiness."

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