Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has told coach Pep Guardiola he wants him to remain at the helm.
Lahm was part of the Bayern side that crushed Cologne 4-0 on Saturday for their 10th win in as many Bundesliga games this campaign.
With his contract due to expire next year, Guardiola’s future remains uncertain and speculation surrounding him is constant.
But Lahm said Bayern’s players were eager for the Spaniard to stay at the Allianz Arena.
“The team’s opinion is clear. We enjoy working together with our coach and he is an outstanding manager,” he said.
“Everything else is not in our hands. The only thing I can say is that the team would like Guardiola to stay.”
Asked if he had told Guardiola, Lahm said: “Yes, I have.”
Guardiola has led Bayern to two league titles and multiple cups since taking charge in mid-2013.