- Jupp Heynckes says he will not coach again after leading Bayern to treble09:02 | 17/06/2013
Jupp Heynckes has ruled out coaching again and says he has had a worthy farewell with an unprecedented treble for a German club with Bayern Munich, including the Champions League trophy.
After Bayern completed the treble by winning the German Cup two weeks ago, Heynckes left his future open, saying he was taking time off. But now he has told Spiegel news magazine his coaching career is over.
The news means that Carlo Ancelotti will probably be named as the new manager of Real Madrid. Heynckes was Real’s second choice after Ancelotti.
“I can assure you that I’m not going to coach again. I had a worthy farewell,” the 68-year-old Heynckes told Spiegel.
Heynckes also ruled out taking over a national team, including Germany. “I have no ambition to become Germany coach,” Heynckes said in an interview with Kicker magazine, which was also published on Sunday.
Bayern Munich decided not to extend Heynckes’s contract and hired the former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola. Heynckes said this was the “right decision” that brought about a “change in generations”.
He told Spiegel: “Bayern had to act. If Bayern had not found an adequate replacement, we could have talked again. But the way things turned out is how I like it best.”
Heynckes said he was leaving Guardiola a “perfectly functioning team”. Guardiola, who won 47 caps for Spain and spent the majority of his playing career with Barcelona, begins the job on 26 June.
Bayern broke multiple Bundesliga records and won the title with six matches to spare, finishing 25 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund. Bayern beat Dortmund for their fifth European Cup title on 25 May, then beat Stuttgart in the final of the German Cup a week later.
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