Bayern Munich have released a statement following Phillip Lahm’s decision to announce his retirement early, and they clearly aren’t happy.

There had been negotiations between Lahm and the club for him to take over the role of the club’s sporting director, but the German legend rejected the role.

They are particularly unhappy that he announced it on his own, instead of releasing a joint statement with the club.

In a statement, released by club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, it said: “FC Bayern München is surprised by the approach of Philipp Lahm and his adviser.

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“Uli Hoeneß and I have held open, intensive and constructive talks with Philipp in recent months about a possible position as sporting director of our club.

“At the end of last week, he informed us that he is currently not available for such a position and that he would like an early termination of his player contract, which runs until June 2018, at the end of the current season.

“Until yesterday we assumed that there would be a joint announcement on this decision by Philipp Lahm and FC Bayern München.”

Lahm has made 501 appearances for the Bavarian side, winning one Champions League title, 7 Bundesliga titles and much more.