Germany coach Joachim Low has described the retired Bastian Schweinsteiger as one of the greatest players Germany has ever had.
Talking on Tuesday before Schweinsteiger made the announcement, Low said ‘he was a great player and also a great personality’.
The 35-year-old has called time on a glittering career which featured a World Cup triumph with Germany in 2014 and numerous trophies with Bayern Munich, including the 2013 Champions League.
After spending most of his career with Bayern, he had two seasons at Old Trafford before moving in 2017 to Chicago Fire, who failed to reach the MLS play-offs at the end of last month.
Schweinsteiger wrote on social media: “Dear Fans, the time has now come and I will be finishing my active career at the end of this season.
“I would like to thank both you and my teams FC Bayern, Manchester United, Chicago Fire and the German national team. You made this unbelievable time possible for me!
“And of course I would like to thank my wife Ana Ivanovic and my family for their support. Saying goodbye as an active player makes me feel a little nostalgic, but I am also looking forward to the exciting challenges that await me soon. I will remain faithful to football
“Many, many thanks for the time we spent together, I will always have a place for you in my heart.”
Watch Low share his thoughts on Schweinsteiger above.
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