Franz Beckenbauer to announce shock retirement?

Former Germany's football manager created a stir on Thursday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Beckenbauer fans. Speculation had been rife that the former Germany's football manager is about to announce his retirement from sports, at age 74, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 10/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a footballer isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a footballer-coach just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.

#ThankYouFranz

For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouFranz was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Franz Beckenbauer was unlike any other footballer we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouFranz”
— @universalObserver, 9 Jul 2020
“Didn't Franz Beckenbauer retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 9 Jul 2020

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