Record German goalscorer Miroslav Klose is bringing down the curtain on his playing career after being clubless since June.
The 38-year-old ended his career in Italy playing for Lazio, but also played for Kaiserslautern, Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen. In 137 matches for his country, he scored 71 times, and with 16 World Cup goals is the tournament’s top scorer of all time. He won the trophy with Germany in 2014.
He will now get the chance to pursue a long-held dream, and go into coaching.
The national team has offered him a tailor-made managerial traineeship, and he will be part of the national squad’s coaching staff for their next world cup qualifier against San Marino, and a friendly against Italy this month.