Contract through 2020: Miroslav Klose to coach U-17s

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FC Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and Miroslav Klose have today reached an agreement for the 39-year-old world champion to coach the FCB U-17s as of this summer. The former Bayern forward and FCB have agreed a two-year contract through 30 June 2020.

The World Cup all-time record scorer takes over from Holger Seitz, who will coach the reserves in the Regionalliga. Klose made 98 Bundesliga appearances for FC Bayern from 2007 to 2011, scoring 24 goals. He won two German championship titles and two DFB Cups with the German record champions and made 137 appearances for Germany. Klose, who hung up his boots in 2015, is currently an assistant to Germany head coach Joachim Löw. "I'm very much looking forward to the task at FC Bayern, and I'll do everything to justify the faith shown in me by the way I coach the young players," said Klose.

Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said: "It's our philosophy to secure the services of successful and valued former players. So I'm very glad that Miro Klose will pass on his enormous wealth of expeirence to our young talents, and that he will help us as a coach."

FC Bayern Campus director Jochen Sauer was pleased after the signing, commenting: "Bringing in Miro Klose as U-17s coach is a crucial component for FC Bayern in training our promising talents."

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