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Arsenal target Nagelsmann: It'll take 'something special' to force Hoffenheim exit

Julian Nagelsmann may be a young manager at the age of 30, but it has not stopped him being linked to the top jobs in the game.

When the news of Arsene Wenger's departure from Arsenal broke, Nagelsmann was one of the first men linked to the job.

And the manager believes it would be difficult to turn down such a great job.

"The next step in my career needs to be something special, because I want to underline that I feel very well here," Nagelsmann told Joe.co.uk.

"And I have been saying that a lot also in my private life, that I always enjoy coming to work.

"We have a great atmosphere here with the whole coaching staff - we are all pretty young, but very focused on our work and can make jokes with each other.

"The team has great character and there is a close relationship - a friendship - between the players and the backroom staff.

"I owe the club a lot, and the club owes me something as well, so I think it works out very well together.

"We managed to put Hoffenheim on the map in Germany, but also across Europe, which is a nice aspect.

"Every player and every coach plans his career and I guess there will be a next step coming for me in the future, but it will happen when the time is right.

"And if it doesn't happen, I will still be happy and glad to come to work here and be on the pitch here.

"Whenever there is a club that I feel tempted to coach, and that raises my interest, then I might take a next step.

"But have been working for Hoffenheim now since 2010 and I am happy."

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