Jurgen Klinsmann described Bayern Munich as ‘one of the top clubs in the whole world’ after accepting an offer to take charge of the Bundesliga giants from the start of next season.
Klinsmann will succeed Ottmar Hitzfeld who announced in early January that he would be standing down from the post when his contract expires this summer.
Bayern’s search for a big-name replacement ended when former Germany boss Klinsmann agreed to move back to Bavaria from his home in California.
‘We always said we could get the one we wanted, whoever it was,’ said Bayern general manager Uli Hoeness. ‘And we wanted it done early.’
Klinsmann has agreed a two-year contract with Bayern, who currently lead the Bundesliga on goal difference from Werder Bremen.
‘I am really happy to be able to be part of Bayern Munich,’ he said.
‘This is a really special situation, similar to three and a half years ago when I became coach of Germany.
‘It is a real honour to work here and, in a way, continue the job I started with the national team.’
Since leaving his job as Germany coach immediately after leading them to the semi-finals of the 2006 World Cup, Klinsmann …Read more »