Jupp Heynckes has said that he will not extend his stay as manager of Bayern Munich beyond the summer.
Heynckes, 72, took over as interim coach in October until the end of the campaign following the dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti the day after a 3-0 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.
However, Heynckes has previously ruled out any extension beyond the summer, despite the best efforts of president (and close friend) Uli Hoeness and CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge to persuade him to stay on.
Germany held federal elections in September but Chancellor Angel Merkel has not yet formed a government and, in an interview with Bild am Sonntag, Heynckes was asked which would come first — a decision on the Bayern job or the German government?
“Everything is decided at Bayern and I will not comment any further,” he said, before adding: “I expect we will reach a sensible solution and Bayern will get a decent coach.”
Asked who would be the new coach, he said: “Those responsible will decide that.”
Heynckes confirmed his friend Berti Vogts “knows all about” his future plans and his former Borussia Monchengladbach and Germany teammate recently said that the constant speculation surrounding Heynckes’ staying on was “only a game for the media.”
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