Bayern Coach Heynckes set for retirement

International Edition By: Ayodeji Tunde | 02/05/2018

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Jupp Heynckes is not backtracking on his retirement plans and he has insisted that he will not coach elsewhere next season.

The Bayern Munich boss is awaiting his farewell with the German champions before he quits the scene finally.

Heynckes will be replaced by Eintracht Frankfurt head coach Niko Kovac in 2018-19, having returned to the Bundesliga giants in October following Carlo Ancelotti's sacking.

The 72-year-old, who guided Bayern to the treble in his third spell at the club in 2013, has enjoyed more success this time around – leading the Bavarians to a sixth successive Bundesliga crown.

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Heynckes also oversaw Bayern's run to the Champions League semi-finals, which ended against Real Madrid on Tuesday, but the German veteran reiterated his retirement plans.

"I will not go back to a bench and that's fine," Heynckes said following Bayern's enthralling 2-2 second-leg draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.

"There are not many people who get into these adventures at 72. I don't have any emotion about it."

Despite not pulling through in the Champions League, the domestic achievements by Heynckes this season speaks volume having been drawn out of retirement.
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