‘If something interesting was to come up, I’d think about it’: Former Bayern Munich and Manchester United star Bastian Schweinsteiger admits he is considering return to football in managerial role
- Bastian Schweinsteiger retired last year after three seasons at Chicago Fire
- The Germany World Cup winner is now eyeing a comeback in management
- The former midfielder is currently an analyst for German broadcaster ARD
- He also admitted to a lack of fulfilment since the resumption of the Bundesliga
- He won 18 trophies with Bayern Munich and the FA Cup with Manchester United
The 35-year-old hung up his boots last year after a three-season spell with the Chicago Fire in the MLS.
But the former Germany international and World Cup winner is now eyeing a comeback after admitting he misses the excitement of professional football.
Bastian Schweinsteiger has admitted he is considering a return to football in a managerial role
The 35-year-old former midfielder hung up his boots last year after three years at Chicago Fire
‘If something interesting was to come up at some point that I would enjoy, I’d think about it,’ Schweinsteiger told German outlet Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
‘But whenever I do something, I want to win and achieve something.’
Schweinsteiger – who won the 2016 FA Cup with United during his two-year stint at Old Trafford – is currently employed as an analyst with German broadcaster ARD, and he says it is a role that he is relishing.
But the former Bayern Munich star has revealed he could be tempted by a managerial offer
‘It suits me down to the ground to analyse games, especially after a long career in which I was constantly asking to have more time for my family,’ he continued.
The former Munich midfielder also revealed his delight at the return of the Bundesliga after a two-month break due to the coronavirus crisis.
But he admitted to experiencing a lack of fulfilment when watching the games without full stadiums and crowds.
The former Manchester United man currently works as an analyst for a German broadcaster
‘You’re used to watching the games played out in front of 50,000 fans, but after this long break, I’m also happy to be able to finally watch football again,’ he said before going on to explain why teams appear to be finding it more difficult to win at home since the resumption.
‘If a stadium is full, like in Dortmund, for example, the fans exert a tremendous pressure and that’s missing now.’
During his playing career, Schweinsteiger enjoyed a 13-year career with Bayern Munich, where he won 18 trophies including eight Bundesliga titles and the 2013 Champions League.
He also featured 121 times for Germany,…