Philipp Lahm Announces His Retirement At The End of the Season

Philipp Lahm plans on retirement the end of this season caught his team by surprise.

He said on Tuesday that he plans to retire a year before his contract expires.

He was the captain for Germany in their win at the World cup 2014 in Brazil.

Lahm announcement came after Bayern’s win over Vfl Wolfsburg in the German cup. He wont take the sports directore role of the club as many expected.

The president of the club Uli Hoeness mentioned that the had no idea that Lahm will retire.

Rummenigge

“Bayern Munich are surprised by the actions of Philipp Lahm and his advisor,”

“Until yesterday we were expecting to issue a joint statement from Philipp Lahm and Bayern Munich.

“Uli Hoeness and myself had honest, intensive talks in the past months with Philipp about a potential involvement in the management of our club.

“Last week he informed us he was currently not available for the sports director position and that he wants to end his contract early.”

Philipp Lahm is one of the most successful Germany players. He was the captain for Germany in their win at the World cup 2014 in Brazil, won 7 Bundesliga titles, 6 Cups and the Champions League .

The full back came from the Bayern youth teams and played for the German team for his whole career.

Lahm retired from international football after Germany World Cup win, and he was believed to be the successor to the current sport director Matthias Sammer. However he said that he was not fit for this role yet.

“We want to make it clear that the doors at Bayern Munich will remain open for Philipp” Rummenigge said.

Source : Skysports.com