Bayern Munich captain Oliver Kahn has confirmed that he will retire at the end of the season if the Bundesliga side win the Champions League.
“If we were to win the Champions League this season, it’s quite possible I’ll retire on the spot,” Kahn, 37, told German television.
“I want to try to quit at the top, I want to have the feeling of being at the peak. I definitely don’t want to hang on to the point where people are saying: ‘Send that old guy home’.”
Kahn says he has no idea what he will do when he retires.
“I really don’t know” said the keeper, who retired from international competition after acting as understudy to Jens Lehmann in the World Cup finals.
Kahn joined Bayern in 1994 and has since won the Champions League and seven league titles as well as two Germany Player of the Year awards.