Former captain will lead organising committee if Germany is selected as tournament’s host
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.
On September 27th, the #EURO2024 will be awarded – that means that in exactly one month we will know if we have reached our goal. We are highly motivated for the final push ?? #UnitedByFootball pic.twitter.com/n0qpBeS1JA
— Philipp Lahm (@philipplahm) August 27, 2018
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.
A very interesting possibility for that
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.»
Should the @DFB be awarded @UEFA #EURO2024 in Nyon on 27th September, @philipplahm will be in charge of organising the competition in Germany https://t.co/Z2fR09kwFY #unitedbyfootball pic.twitter.com/pzVj7zRsPn
— Reinhard Grindel (@R_Grindel) August 16, 2018