World Cup record scorer Miroslav Klose has signed a one-year contract to become Bayern Munich assistant coach under head coach Hansi Flick from next season, the Bundesliga champions said on Thursday.
Klose, who scored a record 16 World Cup goals and won the trophy with Germany in 2014, has been a youth coach at Bayern for the past two years since retiring as player in 2016.
"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 in a club statement.
"For me this is the next step in my career as a coach," the 41-year-old added.
Flick was assistant coach when Germany won the World Cup six year ago and Klose got his record.
Klose also played for Kaiserslautern, Werder Bremen, Bayern Munich and Lazio in Italy.
??? #Rummenigge: "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."#MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/LU1zE7YAdl— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) May 7, 2020