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Jupp Heynckes could still stay at Bayern in unknown role

Jun 1, 2013, 9:56 PM EDT

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After completing a fantastically dominant treble by winning the DFB-Pokal earlier today, Bayern Munich have strongly reconsidered letting their manager Jupp Heynckes go.

Heynckes is “retiring” after the club decided to bring in Pep Guardiola for next season, but now after the success of this season, president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is attempting to keep the German from leaving.

Rummenigge said after the Cup win, “I told him (Heynckes) two weeks ago at the Bundesliga title celebration that he has a kind of ‘Carte Blanche’ with us.  If he can imagine it, we would like to keep him in some capacity at Bayern.”

The role Heynckes would ultimately play with Guardiola coming in would probably be in a small advisor role, and if he’s offered another managerial job at a big club (like, oh I don’t know, Real Madrid), that would probably be much more enticing.

Either way, Rummenigge says he’s glad Heynckes is potentially leaving on good terms. “I have always told him, ‘Jupp, there are two ways to say goodbye at Bayern Munich: by the front door or out the back. That’s why I am glad that Jupp will now leave out of the front door. People have huge respect for him and he is earning plenty of applause. There is no better farewell for him, he deserves it and I am very happy for him.”

  1. footballer4ever - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Winning the Treble earned him to leave in good terms. I am sure he would gotten the “boot in the rear” if not. Go figure!

    • vrlux - Jun 2, 2013 at 6:19 AM

      no, he’s the owner’s friend, they asked him for help, like they did in the past. He’ll never get the boot in the rear anyway

  2. vrlux - Jun 2, 2013 at 6:18 AM

    He’s not “retiring”, he’s RETIRING. . . It was his decision and he announced it BEFORE the club picked Guardiola, not after….And of course he’s leaving on good terms, he always did and he always will, he’s the owner’s close friend for years (uli hoeness), and the club called him for help 3 times in the 10 past years.
    Why don’t the reporters get their facts straight ! Maybe they’re “reporters”..!

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