Toni Kroos reveals his plan after retirement from professional football

Toni Kroos has revealed his next role following his retirement from the game.

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After Germany’s Euro 2024 campaign comes to an end, Kroos will retire from professional competition.

He won the Champions League for the sixth time with Real Madrid in his farewell game at the club level, when they defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the Wembley final.

The 34-year-old surprised many when he announced his intention to retire, even if he did say he wished to ‘finish his career at the peak of his performance level’.

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Now that he’s retired from football, Kroos has revealed a new position. He will carry on contributing to the Real Madrid youth academy.

He told German outlet Kicker: “I will continue to expand the Toni Kroos Academy for young footballers in Madrid.

“The Icon League, which I founded with Elias Nerlich, will also start in September.

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“But it is also clear that I will not choose 18 projects and end up being on the road as much as I was as an active player.”

Expanding again on his reasoning behind retiring at the age of 34, he added: “Because I simply want to be remembered as the 34-year-old Toni Kroos who played his best season for Real at the end.

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“I’ve achieved that. I take it as a compliment that many people think the timing is too early.”

With Germany hosting Euro 2024, Kroos will be hoping for the ultimate farewell to his career in front of his home supporters.

Real Madrid teammate Antonio Rudiger joined Kroos in Julian Nagelsmann’s final 26-man roster for the competition earlier today, adding to the group’s wealth of experience.

On June 14, Germany’s Euro 2024 campaign will officially begin when they play Scotland in Group A at Munich’s Allianz Arena.

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