The future of club advisors Philipp Lahm and Sami Khedira at Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart is open. According to CEO Alexander Wehrle, the Swabians want to “discuss personal details with the new sports director in due course”. It is “quite possible that we will then change the current model again,” said the 48-year-old Süddeutsche Zeitung.
In autumn, VfB brought Lahm (39) and Khedira (36) on board together with Christian Gentner (37) as the new head of the licensed players department. Both are “consultants who support us in regular communication on topics such as squad planning and youth academies,” explained Wehrle.
“Sami is more operationally active, he is often here, takes part in meetings, conducts discussions – Philipp does more of a kind of consulting and analyzes with his people, mostly from Munich.”
At the same time, Lahm works, among other things, as head of the home EM 2024. Khedira is the German Football Association (DFB) as the hottest candidate for the role of the new sports director. For its part, VfB is looking for a sports director. It cannot be ruled out that sports director Fabian Wohlgemuth will move up.