Bundesliga: Bayern Munich hire former Germany striker Miroslav Klose as assistant coach on one-year deal
Bayern Munich hired former Germany forward Miroslav Klose as assistant coach on Thursday.
Munich: Bayern Munich hired former Germany forward Miroslav Klose as assistant coach on Thursday.
Bayern said the 41-year-old Klose, who has been in charge of the club's under-17 teams for two seasons, will step up to become Hansi Flick’s assistant from 1 July on a one-year deal.
“He is the most successful German striker from the last 15 or 20 years. I’m convinced that our forwards in particular will benefit from him," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. "Miro was also Hansi Flick’s preferred choice.”
Klose, who retired after winning the World Cup with Germany in 2014, played for Bayern from 2007-11. He also played for Kaiserslautern and Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga. He left Bayern for Lazio in 2011.
Klose scored 71 goals in 137 appearances for Germany. His 16 World Cup goals make him the tournament’s record scorer.
Four-time world champions Germany now have a six-point lead in Group J after beating Romania in Hamburg, while the Dutch collected three points in a 1-0 win over Latvia which kept them in charge of Group G.
The 37-year-old wants FIFA to keep the current cycle of a World Cup every four years with a two-year gap between the global finals and the European Championship.
France left-back Hernandez was arrested four years ago for violating a court order banning him from contacting his partner after a violent altercation between the pair.