Is Jupp Heynckes set for Madrid return?
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is yet to reveal who will be appointed as the club’s new coach this summer. However, two Bundesliga stars believe that it could be the outgoing Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes.
Heynckes took charge of his last match in charge of the German champions last Saturday. He clinched the treble, having already guided his current team to glory in the German Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League this season. Victory against Stuttgart in the DFB-Pokal final sealed Heynckes’ career in Germany on a high note.
It’s not so much Pepe Guardiola coming in next summer as Bayern’s handling of that appointment that rankles with him. Heynckes had talked about his plan of leaving Munich at the end of this season back in August (“a new chapter in my life will begin”), he knew of the club’s negotiations with the Catalan well in advance of the confirmation of his signature in January. But the former European Championship and World Cup winner with West Germany became very emotional when the news of Guardiola’s arrival broke quicker than he anticipated..
Despite his team’s excellent performances, he’s been a prickly customer over the last few months, brusquely turning down Bayern’s offer to remain with the club in an extremely well-paid position of his choosing (“I’m not interested, Mönchengladbach is my club,” he sneered) .
According to Bayern midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, the manager will not announce his retirement from the game, when his time in Munich comes to an end, but rather make a sensational return to Real Madrid.
Tymoshchuk continued and said : “There is a 99 per cent chance that Heynckes will train Real Madrid.”
Los Blancos are determined to bounce back from their disappointing 2012/13 campaign and they are looking for a manager who would be able to turn the tables around with immediate effect.
Fifteen years ago, Heynckes guided Los Blancos to success in the UEFA Champions League. However, the club’s poor performance on the domestic front earned him the sack.
“Jupp would be happy and willing to return to Real Madrid,” said Enrique Reyes, the German’s agent. “If Florentino calls us, we would probably accept the offer. At the moment he’s only retiring from the Bundesliga.
However, following the most successful season of his career the 68 year old may be unable to reject the opportunity to return to Real Madrid.
For me, I think the Jupp is the right man for the job as he is very familiar with club and that could help Real to have a better campaign this time round.
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