Bayern Munich Appoint Former Coach Juup Heynckes Until End of Season

  • Bayern Munich Appoint Former Coach Juup Heynckes Until End of Season

Bayern Munich Appoint Former Coach Juup Heynckes Until End of Season

New Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes says that he must restore the "togetherness" at the German giants if they are to improve on their recent run of results. I know Arturo Vidal from Leverkusen, where I coached him for two seasons. "I thought that was it", Heynckes revealed.

"Age is a number and nothing more", insisted Heynckes. Some feel old at 45. I still love music and sport. His last job in management was with Munich between 2011 and 2013, where he led the side to Champions League glory, defeating Borussia Dortmund in the 2013 final at Wembley.

He said, "I don't know if my way of approaching the work is the right one". This team has class and needs to show it. I'm very grateful to Bayern, they kickstarted my career as a coach.

Heynckes' appointment - strictly until the end of the season - has been interpreted as a victory for club president Uli Hoeness in his power struggle with chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. "I'll be the Coach of Italy in the moment when I no longer want to train every day, of course assuming the Nazionale would think of someone like me." .

Heynckes won the treble before calling time on his illustrious coaching career. I've had several offers from top European clubs since the treble but they were never an option for me. "It's very hard for a young player but he has to know that he's here to help me, because I like players with talent - and he has a lot". I've a lot to thank Bayern for.

Talisman Thomas Müller, who had been critical of the intensity of training sessions under Ancelotti, also welcomed the appointment.

"We will have a good training again", Muller told Welt.

'Heynckes will work with interest and passion.

Others are less convinced.

The former Real Madrid coach had not yet decided on a fixed playing system: "Whether it's 4-2-3-1 [which Bayern used extensively in 2013] or a 4-3-3 that's open to interpretation", he said. "The likes of Robben and Ribery don't go into the challenges like they used to, especially away from home".

Mark Lovell covers Bayern Munich for ESPN FC. "Firstly, Jogi has a contract until 2020", he said.

"This is no personal ambition, I had no intention of coming back".