FC Bayern assistant coach in the 2020/21 season: Miroslav Klose.
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FC Bayern assistant coach in the 2020/21 season: Miroslav Klose. © IMAGO / Sven Simon

Miroslav Klose has a new club. The 2014 world champion and former FC Bayern striker will coach a club from the Austrian Bundesliga in the future. He brings a Munich employee with him.

Munich/Altach – “Great deal! Not just for the club, but also for Austrian football.” With these words, a user on Twitter commented on the coup that SCR Altach announced on Friday (June 17). Because: The village club from the Austrian Bundesliga presented completely surprisingly Miroslav Klose (formerly FC Bayern) as the new coach.

FC Bayern: Former striker Miroslav Klose becomes a coach in the Austrian Bundesliga

The world champion should sign a contract with the Vorarlbergers on Sunday and be presented on Monday, the club said on its website. “Miro Klose is a very big name in football. But it’s not about the name for us, it’s about the personality of Miro Klose, his skills as a coach and what is very important to us at SCR Altach: the people,” said managing director Christoph Längle in a statement. “Miroslav is known as a hard, down-to-earth worker, which has made him world-class. The values ​​he stands for are an ideal fit for our club. His football skills are undisputed anyway.”

In the video: Surprise in Austria – Miroslav Klose new coach in Altach

Klose is not alone in Altach, which has fewer than 7,000 inhabitants and is located 20 kilometers south of Bregenz on Lake Constance. It has it via the A96 and the Allgäu From here, Klose is not far from Munich, where his family lives. After two thromboses in the leg the 44-year-old had recently retired and taken care of his recovery.

Miroslav Klose: Assistant coach at FC Bayern Munich under Hansi Flick

Previously, the former world-class striker of the German Bundesliga record champion in the 2020/21 season FC Bayern assistant coach under Hansi Flick. Before that he was coach of the U17s for two years. The World Cup record scorer also brings an employee with him from Munich, where Klose played himself between 2007 and 2011.

It was clear to me that this is what I want to do.

As SCR Altach further explained in its press release, Slaven Skeledzic is coming to Vorarlberg as an assistant coach. Final details are currently being clarified with FC Bayern, where Skeledzic last worked as an individual trainer on campus. “I’m really looking forward to my new job here in Altach! It was just this positive feeling right from the start that I have to have, that I’m in the right place here,” Klose is quoted as saying in the statement: “The first talks with those responsible were so open that it was clear to me that I want that make! Now I can hardly wait to get to know the team, the people at the club and of course the fans.”

Miroslav Klose new coach in Altach: SCR narrowly escaped relegation from the Bundesliga

Altach only avoided relegation in the previous season with a lot of luck. After the end of the so-called regular season (22 matchdays), the Vorarlbergers were bottom of the table with a seven-point deficit. In the qualification group, the SCR still secured the league – with only one point ahead of relegated Admira Wacker Mödling. After all: With an average of 4200 fans per home game, Altach took eighth of twelve places in the spectator table. (pm)

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