Munich - Off the Ball,'s weekday feature, casts an eye over some of the offbeat and occasionally controversial tales to have emerged from Germany's top-flight.

Today we find out what Jerome Boateng's role as a UNESCO ambassador entails, uncover whether or not Jürgen Klopp will become the next German national team coach and reveal what FC Bayern München are planning in the USA.

Although the Bundesliga is a highly interesting and somewhat addictive league to watch, UNESCO ambassador and FC Bayern München defender still finds time for extra-curricular and charitable pursuits. On Tuesday, the central defender visited the Willy-Brandt school in Munich to raise awareness of his educational project, which involves building football fields and classrooms for the children of Brazil's favelas.

Jürgen Klopp is one of the Bundesliga's most celebrated head coaches, so it's little wonder couldn't wait to sit him down and ask a few questions. After acknowledging Germany's "fantastic national coach", Joachim Löw, the 46-year-old revealed that "a lot of things would have to come together" for him to be offered the national team coach's job. "I would have to think it over," Klopp said. "It is obviously a very attractive position."

FC Bayern have been planning to set up a new office in New York and have now revealed that it will open on April 1 to help internationalise the club and strengthen the Bayern brand stateside. The side from Munich have planned to play at least two friendlies in the Big Apple in July as well as challenge the Major League Soccer All-star team on 6 August. The news will come as music in the ears of FCB's German-American talent , who was born in Florida.

Sebastian Mühlhaus