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Report: Sandro Wagner could return to Bayern Munich...as a coach

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The 33-year-old is in the twilight of his playing career and the Bavarians want to bring him on board.

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Former Bayern Munich backup striker Sandro Wagner had been plying his trade in China before he announced his retirement in August 2020.

Now, according to kicker (via AZ), the Bavarians seem intent on bringing Wagner back to the Säbener Straße and welcoming him into their coaching ranks. Wagner is currently working on obtaining his coaching license for the youth levels with the DFB.

While Wagner currently works as an analyst for DAZN, one could imagine that it would not take much prying to bring the Munich native back to his original club. As a youth prospect, Wagner scored two goals in 44 appearances with FC Bayern II. He also played four games for the Bavarians’ first team during the 2007-08 season before moving to MSV Duisburg.

Following stints at Werder Bremen, Kaiserslautern, Hertha Berlin, Darmstadt, and Hoffenheim, Wagner moved to the Allianz Arena to serve as the backup to Robert Lewandowski. He managed eight goals in 21 appearances for Die Roten. Following two years at Bayern, he moved to Chinese side Tianjin TEDA where he managed 12 goals in 26 matches, before announcing his retirement.