Only nine months head coach: Altach separates from Miroslav Klose

Status: 03/20/2023 4:42 p.m

Football world champion Miroslav Klose was released on Monday (March 20th, 2023) after only nine months as head coach of the Austrian first division club SCR Altach.

be this “the result of a comprehensive analysis” the sporting descent down to the last place in the table, the club announced. Assistant coach Slaven Skeledzic, who came to Altach with Klose in the summer of 2022, was also on leave.

“Changing coaches always hurts a lot”

“Miroslav Klose gave everything from the first to the last day and it was a huge experience to see him as a coach and, above all, as a person in Altach.”said managing director Christoph Langle. “Even if a change of coach always hurts a lot, the most important thing is that SCR Altach will also be represented in the Bundesliga in the 2023/24 season.”

Sports director Georg Festetics also hopes for the change of coach “a new impetus” for the goal of relegation. Under Klose, the team drew a respectable 1-1 at champions and leaders Red Bull Salzburg last weekend. But even this draw did not save the ex-national player. “Miroslav has all the prerequisites to celebrate great success as a coach”now Festetics.

Previously on the coaching staff at Bayern Munich

Former world-class striker Klose took over as coach at Vorarlberg last June. After the end of his playing career, the 44-year-old was employed at Bayern Munich as a youth and assistant coach.


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