In 2004 the left wing-back returned to his homeland, joining Borussia Mönchengladbach, but he only played for a season before announcing his retirement as a player because of injury at the age of thirty-three. In 2006 he became the head coach of Gladbach's under-17 team and a year later was appointed as the club's director of football. Towards the end of 2008 Ziege left Gladbach and 18 months later he became the head coach of Armenia Bielefeld. But Armenia's next season started dreadfully with just one victory from the opening eight matches. After yet another defeat early in November 2010, Ziege was unsurprisingly released from his post. Ziege is currently the coach of Germany's under-18 international side.
In March 2014 Ziege returned to club management when he became the head coach of SpVgg Unterhaching, a club on the outskirts of Munich but a much smaller club than its neighbours Bayern Munich, with whom Christian Ziege enjoyed so much success in the 1990's.
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Liverpool Echo report on Liverpool - Manchester City on 09.09.2000.
Liverpool's summer signings in 2000-2001 raised more than a few eyebrows.
Christian Ziege was forced to retire in October 2005 because of persistent ankle injuries.
"Another language master, he turns up for training some days with a bundle of newspapers — English, German and Italian. Injuries have meant we haven’t seen the best of him since his arrival from Boro but he’s real quality."
Owen in May 2001 on Ziege
|Club||Season||Club rank||League apps||League goals||Total apps||Total goals|
|Bayern Munich||1990-1991||Germany 1||13||1||16||2|
|Bayern Munich||1991-1992||Germany 1||26||2||29||3|
|Bayern Munich||1992-1993||Germany 1||28||9||30||11|
|Bayern Munich||1993-1994||Germany 1||29||3||35||6|
|Bayern Munich||1994-1995||Germany 1||29||10||38||10|
|Bayern Munich||1995-1996||Germany 1||33||3||44||4|
|Bayern Munich||1996-1997||Germany 1||27||7||32||8|
|AC Milan||1997-1998||Italy 1||22||2||27||2|
|AC Milan||1998-1999||Italy 1||17||2||20||2|
|Middlesbrough||1999-2000||England Premier League||29||6||34||7|
|Tottenham||2001-2002||England Premier League||27||5||33||7|
|Tottenham||2002-2003||England Premier League||12||2||12||2|