Date: 14th August 2006 at 8:43pm
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OAP nutcase goalkeeper, ‘Mad’ Jens Lehmann plans to retire in 2008.

It doesn’t come as any great shock as the German number one approaches his 37th birthday. Lehmann is aiming for one last major tournament before he retires.

‘At the age of 36, I have the European Championships ahead of me in two years and that is what I am working up to,’ he told Kicker.

‘Afterwards I think that will be it, both with the national team and as a professional footballer.

Lehmann also hinted at an earky Arsenal exit with his desire to play one last season in his home country.

‘We will have to see how the season goes, whether I extend with Arsenal or not.

‘I would still like to play another season in Germany.’

He maybe knocking on a bit be I believe Mad Jens is still one of the best in the business.