We now have a finish date for Philipp Lahm. The Bayern Munich captain confirmed that this current contract, expiring in June 2018, will be his final. At that time, he will retire from the game but plans to remain with Bayern in some capacity.
"Once again, it is most clear to me that I am going to finish in 2018," Lahm told Sport Bild. "It's good to be able to prepare for a date. It was similar with the national team, mentally I prepared for my farewell for a long time and that's why until this date I have never rued my decision."
Lahm also confirmed that after take a few months off, he plans on returning to Bayern in some capacity. Though, coaching is not one of those capacities. "I would rule that out." Lahm always struck me as a front office man.
To date, Lahm has won a plethora of trophies with FC Bayern. He has seven Bundesliga titles, six DFB Pokal titles, two DFL Supercups, one Champions League title, and one Club World Cup victory. With three more seasons full of trophies to win, one would expect Lahm to add a few more to his haul before all is said and done.