After waving goodbye to Pep Guardiola following their DFB-Pokal victory, and third Bundesliga title under the Spaniard, Philipp Lahm is already looking ahead to next season under incoming manager, Carlo Ancelotti.
Lahm will have the summer off this year, following his retirement from international football with Germany’s 2014 World Cup win. The Stuttgart product has the heights of the Champions League title in his sights.
Champions League send off
Lahm is looking to cap off his already incredible career at the Bavarian giants with his second Champions League title. Telling the club's official website: “I would like to win the Champions League again." The German added, “But if it does not happen, I cannot change it”.
Under the management of Pep Guardiola, Bayern Munich and Philipp Lahm made it to three consecutive Champions League semi-finals. However, they failed to progress in all three attempts. Despite failing on each occassion, Lahm sppke very highly of Pep, saying: "He’s taken us to another level in terms of tactics." Lahm continued, “He has won three German championship titles in a row. That’s not to be taken for granted either."
Carlo Ancelotti joins Bayern on the back of a sabbatical, following his sacking by former club, Real Madrid.
The Italian boasts an impressive European record, having achieved European glory three times with two different clubs; AC Milan and most recently, Real Madrid. A record that only the elite managers of this generation can boast.
As well as his European glory, Ancelotti has won the Serie A, Ligue 1 and Premier League during his excellent career. He will definitely be looking to add a Bundesliga title, or two, to his résumé.