Munich – DFB record goalscorer Miroslav Klose returns to school and continues his coaching career. The former international takes part in the next DFB course for the football teacher.
The 67th course is scheduled to start in June 2020 depending on the effects of the corona pandemic. “Anyone who knows me knows that I always want to achieve the best possible education in my life,” said Klose. “That’s why I’m really looking forward to the soccer teacher training course and to being able to take the next important step in my coaching training.”
The 41-year-old Klose is a DFB record scorer and currently coach of the U17 team at FC Bayern Munich. Danny Schwarz, who, together with Martin Demichelis, oversees the U19 of the German record champions, will also take the course at the Hennes Weisweiler Academy. The German Football Association (DFB) wants to announce the complete field of participants promptly.
The football teacher training course is the highest license level in German coaching. After the eleven-month training period, graduates can work in the top division of all UEFA member states.
“It is great that Miroslav Klose, a world champion, is so meticulous on the coaching path and is constantly expanding his knowledge. That fits with our strategy of training more ex-professionals and personalities for coaching and management for German football in the future, »explained national team director Oliver Bierhoff. “Already when Miro supported our national team coaching team from 2016 to 2018, you could see his interest, passion, and expertise in the coaching profession.”
Klose is the top scorer in the history of the national team with 71 goals in 137 international matches. After winning the World Cup title in 2014, he ended his international career. He has been working as a youth coach at Bayern since 2018.
“In a way, when I do the soccer teacher, that has to be my goal. But I’m still totally satisfied and happy with my youth team, »Klose said last autumn in an interview with the German Press Agency about possible ambitions as a Bundesliga coach.