German legend, Miroslav Klose, who scored a record 16 World Cup goals and won the trophy with Germany in 2014 has been appointed as Bayern Munich assistant manager under head coach Hansi Flick from next season.
The 41-year-old, who has been a youth coach at Bayern for the past two years since retiring from football in 2016, and even led them to the South/Southwest league title last season.
After signing the deal with the club, Klose posed for photos with chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic while maintaining social distancing rules and wearing masks.
Flick said. “We have known and appreciated each other for a very long time and were able to celebrate great successes together with the national team.”
“With his experience as a former professional at the highest international level, Miro is the perfect addition to our coaching team,”
Klose, who also won two Bundesliga titles, two German Cups, and the Coppa Italia is the German national team’s all-time leading goalscorer with 71 strikes for his country.
The 41-year-old, who played for Bayern for four years from 2007, will step up to become Flick’s assistant on July 1.