1. FC Nürnberg have hired Robert Klauß as their new head coach and the 35-year-old will step into the hot seat at the Max Morlock Stadion with some pedigree after his recent spell as Julian Nagelsmann's right hand man at RB Leipzig.
"I don't take the opportunity to move as head coach to a club as big as 1. FC Nürnberg as a matter of course," Klauß explained. "This possibility underlines an incomprehensible appreciation. From now on, we have to use every hour of the day and give everything, really everything, for the club. I look forward to working with Dieter Hecking, who was a key reason for my change."
Dieter Hecking, Nuremberg's new sporting director added: "Robert is a courageous trainer with fresh and innovative methods. This also affects the style of play he favours. At RB, he was able to work independently under various head coaches and contribute his ideas. Robert is eloquent and he masters the way to create a spirit of awakening. His move to Nuremberg offers a great opportunity and opportunity for both sides." Klauß was part of RB Leipzig's squad for the first half of the 2009-10 season in the Oberliga (5th division), making one appearance. He also played 18 times for Bulls' reserve team.
He then became an academy coach in the summer of 2010, working with the U15s, U17s, U19s and U23s as head coach, before becoming an assistant coach under Nagelsmann in 2018-19. In 2018, he was named as the best coach of the year in the DFB's coaching course.