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GER­MANY’S record goalscorer Miroslav Klose is start­ing a trainee­ship with the na­tional team as the re­tired striker looks to kick off his coach­ing ca­reer, the Ger­man Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion said yes­ter­day. Klose, who helped his coun­try win the 2014 World Cup and be­came the all-time top scorer at the tour­na­ment with 16 goals, ended his play­ing ca­reer last sea­son at Lazio. “He will un­der­go­ing an in­di­vid­ual train­ing and trainee pro­gramme with the clear aim of start­ing a coach­ing ca­reer,” the FA said in a state­ment. The 38-year-old, who also played for Kais­er­slautern, Bay­ern Mu­nich and Werder Bre­men, is Ger­many’s lead­ing scorer with 71 goals in 137 matches. “In

the past months the thought has ma­tured in me to re­main on the pitch with the per­spec­tive of the coach,” Klose said. He will be part of Ger­many’s coach­ing team for their World Cup qual­i­fier in San Marino and a friendly against Italy this month.

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