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Assistant coach Miroslav Klose providing a poacher’s insight to Bayern Munich offense

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After leading the Bayern Munich U-17s to the South/Southwest league title, “Salto-Klose” joined Hansi Flick’s coaching staff at the start of season 2020/21.

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It hasn’t even been six months but the Bayern Munich attack has already shown astounding development since Miroslav Klose’s appointment as assistant coach. Despite the defense leaking goals at a considerably higher rate, Robert Lewandowski and co. are yet to go scoreless since the commencement of this season.

The German giants have scored a record-equaling 27 goals after seven Bundesliga matches and it wouldn’t be far-fetched to claim that those extra finishing drills with Klose have helped an already-blistering Die Roten offense achieve newer heights.

Recently, an interesting observation regarding Klose’s seating position during a match was noted by the followers of reigning UEFA Champions League winners. Technically, the record World Cup scorer is supposed to be on the bench alongside head coach Hansi Flick and assistant coach Hermann “Tiger” Gerland. However, Klose is found sitting in the stands alongside assistant analysis coach, Danny Röhl.

Per German magazine Tz, Klose takes a seat in the stands for the purpose of spectating the game from a different perspective. At the end of the first half, the front-flip extraordinaire presents critical details to the team that might prove fruitful in breaking down opposition defenses.

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As a matter of fact, 15 out of the record-champions’ 27 goals have come in the closing 45-minutes of the game. Moreover, it took Bayern players 56 attempts to register that figure, as opposed to taking 60 shots for scoring 12 goals in the opening half.

Klose’s appointment as assistant coach was in itself an excellent move. And now, his different, “poacher”-like viewpoint has certainly paid off in increasing the throughput and creativity on the offensive side of things.