Baku, August 4, AZERTAC
Former Bayern Munich and Germany striker Sandro Wagner has announced his retirement from the game, aged 32, according to Bundesliga.
Wagner, whose final stint as a player was in the Chinese Super League with Tianjin TEDA, says he turned down a number of offers from German clubs and will instead embark on a career as a coach.
"I'm incredibly grateful that football has given me such a wonderful life," Wagner told BILD.
"I was able to achieve all of my goals and dreams. I was really happy to receive so many calls from Bundesliga clubs and abroad in recent days, but my decision stands. In September, I'll start training to be a coach. My plan is to take up a coaching role next summer. Now I just want to enjoy my time with my family, who I have to thank more than most. They were always there for me, even though I couldn't always be there for my wife and kids whilst playing professionally," he added.
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