Former Bayern Munich and Germany striker Sandro Wagner retires from football

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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