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Bayern Munich offers Miroslav Klose U-19 coaching job

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Klose, who has been Bayern’s U-17 coach for a year, may soon take the next step in his coaching career, as the FC Bayern Campus shuffles its coaching staff upward.

MUNICH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 21: Miroslav Klose, ex football player during the 2018/2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 14 game between FC Bayern Munich and Real Madrid at Audi Dome on December 21, 2018 in Munich, Germany.
MUNICH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 21: Miroslav Klose, at the Audi Dome on December 21, 2018.
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It has been a very successful couple of weeks for all branches of the Bayern Munich family. Kovac’s men won the league against Eintracht Frankfurt and last Saturday won the Double for the first time since Pep Guardiola was on the sidelines. Then die Amateure, Bayern II, clinched the promotion to the 3. Liga on May 26th after beating VfL Wolfsburg II in the second leg of a dramatic tie that ended 5-4 on aggregate to Bayern’s II favor. Lastly, Miroslav Klose’s U-17 squad has won the South-German championship, a real exclamation point for Bayern’s youth sector.

The top goal-scorer in the history of the FIFA World Cup is therefore in talks over a promotion to take over Bayern’s U-19 team. Hasan Salihamidzic explained that Klose now has the opportunity to take over for Sebastian Hoeneß as U-19 coach. He told TZ, “Miro Klose has been offered the chance to take over our very important U-19 team. We’re still waiting for an answer, he said.

This is most likely due to Klose’s preoccupation with preparing for the B Juniors upcoming semi-final in the fight for the German championship. In the semi-final, which will be played in two legs on the 5th and the 8th of June, Bayern will face either Bayer Leverkusen or FC Köln.

It is not only Klose who is due to a position change amongst the Bayern youth sector. Having secured promotion for Bayern II, head coach Holger Seitz will be integrated into the sporting management of the youth development center (TZ). It has been rumored that the current U-19 coach, Sebastian Hoeneß, son of Dieter Hoeneß and newphew of Uli, will take over the newly promoted Bayern II.