Jupp Heynckes was supposed to retire, he was considering calling it a quits after this season. The Bayern Munich club didn’t give him time to decide and signed Pep Guardiola to a deal to start in july of 2013, when Heynckes contract ends.
Well now Heynckes doesn’t to retire and he is only 2 days removed from his second UEFA Champion’s League title. European soccer is the only sport in the world where you can win a championship and be forced out. In the United States if you win a Super Bowl or a Championship you essentially have tenure, or a very extended grace period.
But after two Champions League finals appearances and one title, Munich is ready to move on? Manchester’s Roberto Mancini exited the club after a second place finish, despite winning an FA Cup and the Premier League in 3 seasons.
This was his third stint as the manager of Bayern Munich, and now he might return to the team he won his first Champions League title at, Real Madrid (97-98).
“Jupp would love to go back to Real. If Florentino Pérez calls us, we would most likely accept the offer”, he told the Spanish national radio station.
“For the time being, he has only retired from the Bundesliga”, Reyes said, before concluding with a come-and-get-me plea: “It’s not up to Heynckes, it’s up to Florentino Pérez”.
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