According to German media, former German international Wagner returned to the German Football Association to serve as the forward coach of the German U16 national team.
The 32-year-old Wagner announced his retirement in August after ending his contract with the Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda this summer. According to previous media reports, the former German international center will start his coaching career.
According to reports, as part of the coaching training course, Wagner returned to the German Football Association, joined the German U16 national team coaching staff, as a dedicated forward coach, responsible for guiding the German U16 national team forwards.
In addition, in an interview with the media, Wagner also expressed his concern about the lack of a pure center talent in the German national team.
He said: "For a long time, we have missed the opportunity to improve certain types of players. We pay more attention to the overall and tactics. The status of the classic center has declined. This is also due to the national team or some of the top European teams. Trend, there is no tactic to play the real No. 9 player."