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Klose: Tuchel wanted me at Dortmund in 2015

02:37 EAT 06/02/2017
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The World Cup's all-time top scorer has admitted that he was offered a role at BVB by manager Thomas Tuchel, but chose to play on with Lazio

Former Germany international Miroslav Klose has revealed that Thomas Tuchel wanted to bring him to Borussia Dortmund in 2015.

The 38-year-old retired from his playing career in summer 2016 at Lazio, but could have returned to the Bundesliga a year earlier as Tuchel was interested in bringing him to BVB.

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Klose scored 71 times for Germany in 131 appearances, winning the 2006 World Cup Golden Boot and finishing runner-up in 2002. At club level he played for Kaiserslautern, Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich.

The World Cup's all-time top scorer is now a coach with the Germany national side under Joachim Low, but could have joined Tuchel's staff a year earlier.

"I talked over football during time alone with Thomas Tuchel, and Dortmund wanted to oblige me in 2015," Klose told Kicker.

However, he has not ruled out a return to the Bundesliga, and admits he would one day love to manage in the German top-flight.

"Of course you want to coach in the Bundesliga when you move into coaching," Klose said. 

"The Bundesliga must be the goal, and it is my goal."