Heynckes ready to reveal plans

02 June 2013 09:46

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes will reveal where his future lies on Tuesday after successfully leading the Bundesliga club to a historic treble.

The 68-year-old will definitely be replaced by former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at Bayern this summer, but he has not yet confirmed that he will be retiring from the game.

The vacancy at Real Madrid - a club he led to Champions League glory in 1998 - is reported to be attracting him, while signing off on the ultimate of highs is another consideration. All will be revealed at a press conference Heynckes will hold in Munich on Tuesday.

"I am going to hold a press conference at the Sabener Strasse (training ground) on Tuesday," he told German media after his side triumphed 3-2 over Stuttgart in Saturday's DFB-Pokal final. "I will then reveal more about my future. I will say where things will go, or perhaps not go, then."

Heynckes has been linked with a return to Madrid and he took visible pleasure in answering questions from Spanish journalists before and after his side's Champions League semi-final ties with Barcelona.

However, he has also suggested that a new challenge is not on the agenda at such an advanced stage of his career having already excluded taking on another role in the Bundesliga.

Franz Beckenbauer, who won the World Cup as both a player and coach, believes there could be an interesting opportunity in club administration for Heynckes, rather than a move to Spain, and that he should bow out as a coach on a high.

"I would advise him, after this gigantic success, not to coach another club under any circumstances," he told Sky television.

"He cannot achieve more than what he has already done with FC Bayern.

"Maybe, if he still wants to, he could coach a national team, or go into management, like a director of sport, if he wants to remain in the game - that is what I would advise him."

Source: PA