Lothar Matthaus vows to don his football boots again if he gets 1million Facebook likes
Back to his roots: Matthaus makes his online pledge to don his boots again
Lothar Matthaus’ career as a football coach has stalled, it is fair to say, after his dismissal as Bulgaria boss two years ago.
The Germany legend, who won 150 caps for his country between 1980 and 2000, has not had it all his own way in the management game.
So, cue a shot at a returning to what he loved doing best – playing. At the age of 52…
No doubt Mr Matthaus is in decent shape for his age but he has set a challenge for his fans: if he gets one million likes on his Facebook page, he will don his boots again, some 13 years after his last professional outing.
Currently, though, the former boss of Rapid Vienna and Partizan Belgrade has some way to go if he is to hit his target, as his Facebook page shows just over 72,000 likes currently.
Good luck with that, Lothar.