May 7, 2020 / 1:46 PM / 22 days ago

World champion Klose signs up as Bayern assistant coach

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw - State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia - December 1, 2017 Miroslav Klose with the FIFA World Cup during the draw.REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

BERLIN (Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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