Alonso, Lahm turn down Bayern Munich coaching role

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Bundesliga Champion Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti has hinted that he asked former German and Bavarian skipper Phillip Lahm and ex-Real Madrid and former Spanish international Xabi Alonso to remain at the club in a coaching capacity, but both stars refused and turned him down.

The both World Cup winners with their respective country just retired from football in May, leaving the Bayern Munich with huge defensive and midfield voids to fill ahead of the new campaign.

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Former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Ancelotti was keen to give both stars an immediate return to football, though after seeing his offer rejected he instead turned to Former Bayern Munich and France defender Willy Sagnol to join him as assistant manager at the Allianz Arena.

"I wanted an assistant who knew the club. I tried to convince Philipp Lahm before the end of the season, I also tried to convince Xabi Alonso. They refused," he told reporters.

"Willy suits perfectly, he has the right profile, he has been successful at Bordeaux, and he knows the players like [Kingsley] Coman or [Franck] Ribery, and he will improve our trainer team."

 Bayern keeper Tom Starke also bowed out at the end of last season, with all three players featuring in the final-day win over Freiburg.




 
 

Bayern keeper Tom Starke also bowed out at the end of last season, with all three players featuring in the final-day win over Freiburg.

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