Former Germany soccer captain Philipp Lahm will lead his nation’s Euro 2024 organising committee if the German bid is successful in its attempt to host the tournament.
The former Bayern Munich defender, who retired from the sport last year, is currently an ambassador for the bid. Germany are competing with Turkey to hold the international men’s soccer competition, which is organised by Uefa. The governing body is set to choose its winning proposal on 27th September.
Lahm, 34, said in a statement made through the German Football Association (DFB): ‘It was my wish from the start of my activity as ambassador for the Euro 2024 bid to take over long-term responsibility.
‘This new task as tournament chief offers a very interesting possibility for that.’
Reinhard Grindel, president of the DFB, added: “Philipp Lahm did an outstanding and engaged job as ambassador and I am convinced that this will also be the case after 27th September.”