​Bayern Munich and France legend Franck Ribery has revealed his ambition of managing the Bundesliga champions in the future, but for now is looking to continue his playing career as a free agent.


Both Ribery and Arjen Robben ended their time with the serial Bundesliga champions when both parties chose not to extend the contracts of the players. However, neither player is about to retire from playing and will be looking to move to other clubs as free agents.


Ribery, however, has indicated that he would like to return back to Bayern in the future in the capacity of a manager and said that he will always have a winning mentality.



According to ​Goal, he told L’Equipe Mag: “I’ll always have a winning mentality in me, and I want to transmit that. I equally feel what the players are feeling and I know them as men… One day I’ll know what it’s like to be a manager.” 


“I’m still hungry and I still think I’ve got something to give,” he said. “As long as I feel that I have the high level in the legs and in the head, I will go and get it. I can still play at a big club ... I think. I have this experience that often makes the difference.


“I have always been very professional and worked a lot. All this effort and discipline has paid for this longevity. I knew this season was my last in Bayern but I have never played ‘cool’. When the locker room needing shaking up, I did it. I remained myself, a leader, until the end.”


It remains to be seen where Ribery plays next season, especially considering that there are not a lot of clubs that are looking to sign a 36-year-old winger.