Former Germany striker Miroslav Klose on Tuesday announced his retirement from international football, Deutsche Welle reported. Klose, the country’s all-time top scorer with 71 goals, said that he will now work on gaining qualifications to become a professional coach.

“I had my greatest successes with the national team,” said Klose, who was part of four World Cup teams. He also scored 16 goals in the 2014 World Cup, becoming the international tournament’s highest goal-scorer in the process, according to BBC. The 38-year-old will now work with national team coach Joachim Low and sporting director Hansi Flick as part of an individual training programme.

Low said Klose had the necessary vision and experience to become successful in his coaching career. “I can really see him becoming a coach in the future, and we in the DFB [the German Football Association] are pleased to help him along this path,” the head coach said. In club leagues, Klose began his career in the Bundesliga by playing for Kaiserslautern from 1999-2004, before signing on with Werder Bremen till 2007. He then joined Bayern Munich from 2007-2011 before playing for Italian Serie A league club S.S. Lazio till his retirement.