Philipp Lahm targets Bayern Munich treble as Pep Guardiola farewell

Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm says coaches "come and go" as he hopes to bid Pep Guardiola farewell with three trophies this season.

Guardiola will leave the Bavarians after three years in charge this summer with the Premier League his intended destination, and former Germany international Lahm admits he will be sorry to see the coach go.

But the World Cup winner accepts it is part of the game and is looking forward to life under new coach Carlo Ancelotti next season -- hopefully as defending champions of the Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and the Champions League.

"I have had and still have a very good time with Pep," Lahm told Qatari website sc.qa. "We understand each other well and it is enjoyable to play under him.

"But I have been playing since I was six and players and coaches come and go, so it is a natural part of the way things go and you accept and respect these decisions.

"The aim is to play successful football. For us that means that there should be titles at the end of the season.

"Anyone who knows FC Bayern and our history as well as our recent seasons knows we can play for the title in all competitions and win them.

"Our aim is always to go for the maximum and get all three titles, but we know how difficult that is. Of course it would be perfect to go home with all three titles at the end of Guardiola's time, we all have that aim."

To achieve that, Bayern must topple last season's beaten finalists Juventus in the Champions League's round of 16, but Lahm believes the three-time reigning Bundesliga champions will prevail.

"It is a difficult draw because it is a team which was in the final of the Champions League last season, and to face them in the second round is not easy,'' said the 32-year-old.

"Defensively they are very well organised, and they have great players who can make a difference. But I still think we are the favourites."

Lahm also defended Bayern holding their winter training camp in Qatar, with politicians, human rights campaigners and the club's fans angered at the Bundesliga champions' choice of venue amid criticism of the country's treatment of migrant workers.

But Lahm said: "What we experience in our own countries, what it is like in other places, the most important thing is that you talk about things.

"You will not be able to change anything by staying at home and not talking about it. I think that is the most important thing, and Bayern Munich does that again and again.

"Qatar is not the topic, but it is many topics that Bayern Munich openly communicated about on critical issues and that is very important."