German legend, Miroslav Klose has been appointed as Bayern Munich assistant manager under head coach Hansi Flick from next season.
The 41-year-old was unveiled today after signing a one-year contract with the German giants.
Klose, who scored a record 16 World Cup goals and won the trophy with Germany in 2014, scored 53 goals in 150 games in all competitions for Bayern between 2007 and 2011.
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.
Klose said in a club statement;
‘We have known each other very well since our time in the national team and we trust each other both professionally and personally,’ For me this is the next step in my career as a coach,’ the 41-year-old added.
Bayern Coach, Flick added–
‘With his experience as a former professional at the highest international level, Miro is the perfect addition to our coaching team,’
‘We have known and appreciated each other for a very long time and were able to celebrate great successes together with the national 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.