Of course, what you're saying makes perfect sense and I'm certainly not being adamant that he must be given a coaching role. Having said that, there aren't many players who would want to stay at the club where they've spent most of their career. Many would want to move on for new challenges and possibly more money than they would get if they stayed. And, of course, Lucas hasn't said anything about wanting to move into a coaching role with the club; it just seems reasonable to assume that he would want to. So, given that not many players would want to stay on after their playing career is finished, why not try to accommodate those that do want to stay? I may be wrong here, but I believe it's kind of the done thing with German clubs to find coaching and backroom positions for former players. Isn't Bayern Munich particularly known for this?