The 33 year old Bayern Munich fullback announces retirement and the German giants expressed their retirement regarding this news, persisting they want a joint assertion.


The German giants express their annoyance after their captain Philipp Lahm announces about his retirement to the public.

Also they told they would love to have him in their squad for more days and they will always welcome him whenever he feels to come back.

The former German international announce that he will hang up his boots after this season and he announces this after their match against Wolfsburg at DFB Pokal where they won the match by 1-0 against them.

The Bayern Munich club makes him approach to be the new club’s sporting director and he rejects the offer.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge the chairman of Bayern Munich did not expect the retirement news from Lahm and thinks both the parties can make joint assertion.

The Bayern Munich director in his statement he added: "Bayern Munich are surprised by the approach of Philipp Lahm and his adviser,"

"Uli Hoeness and I have held open, intensive and constructive talks with Philipp in recent months about a possible position as sporting director of our club. At the end of last week, he informed us that he is currently not available for such a position and that he would like an early termination of his player contract, which runs until June 2018, at the end of the current season.

"Until Tuesday we assumed that there would be a joint announcement on this decision by Philipp Lahm and Bayern Munich.

"Philipp Lahm has been an important player for Bayern Munich for over a decade. We are convinced that our captain will now concentrate fully with the team on the tough upcoming tasks in the Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB-Pokal. We would like to make clear that the door will always remain open for Philipp at Bayern."

"The door will always be open to Philipp Lahm. I can imagine him working at Bayern one day," Hoeness told WAZ.

"Philipp deserves our utmost respect.

"We are not disappointed with his decision, just surprised. We were in no rush. He could have started as sporting director as per January 1, 2018. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge outlined what we expected from him.