Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have appointed former player and Germany’s all-time leading scorer Miroslav Klose assistant coach for next season.
Klose, 41, has been a youth coach Bayern Munich for the past two years after retiring as a player in 2016.
He spent four seasons as a player with the five-time European champions from 2007, winning league and cup honours.
“This is the next step in my career as a coach,” Klose said.
Bayern head coach Hansi Flick, who signed a contract extension last month, was Germany assistant coach when a side featuring Klose won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
“We have known each other very well since our time in the national team and we trust each other both professionally and personally,” Klose said.
Also speaking on Klose’s appointment former German international and current Bayern chairman Rummenigge said: “We are very happy that Miro has decided to take this step from the FC Bayern Campus to the first team. I am convinced that our strikers in particular will benefit from him being there as a coach. Miro was also Hansi Flick’s preferred candidate.”
Klose scored 71 goals in 137 games for Germany between 2001 and 2014.
He also played for Kaiserslautern, Werder Bremen and Italian side Lazio.
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