Alonso and Lahm rejected the chance to coach under Carlo Ancelotti

Xabi Alonso and Philip Lahm both are iconic figures of Bayern Munich that have helped the German club in lifting various pieces of silverware and coincidentally played their final professional competitive game on May 20 of 2017 during a 4-1 triumph of Bayern Munich over SC Freiburg.

Even though both retirees hung up their playing boots, the head coach Carlo Ancelotti wanted to keep on working closely with Alonso as well as Lahm and the Italian coach recently stated that he actually offered them the chance to become assistant managers and to start learning more in depth about the world of coaching but neither of them were interested as they both declined.