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Jupp Heynckes
Gender Male
Ethnic German
Job German Footballer
Desc The mastermind behind Bayern Munich’s 2013 treble winning side, arguably the most complete European club outfit of the 21st century. The German was relentless in his pursuit of tactical perfection, and his methods have been universally praised by almost every great player he has managed in his illustrious career


Org Germany National Team
Club as Coach Bayern Munich
  Real Madrid
  Bayern Munich
Club as Player Bayern Munich

2013 12 31 Retrieve

[Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes confesses that clinching the Bundesliga on the first weekend in April, with a staggering eight games to spare, left him feeling a little cold] I never became champion when it was still so cold - neither as player nor as coach

2017 05 20 Retrieve

[Jupp Heynckes admits his surprise that the retiring Philipp Lahm has never been voted Germany’s Football of the Year during his illustrious career] I would hope, and he truly deserves it, that he is Germany’s Footballer of the Year to end his great career. Since experiencing the Bundesliga up close in the 1970s, I have never seen such a player. That’s why I can’t get it into my head that Philipp has never been voted Footballer of the Year by journalists. He does not play spectacularly and he does not score many goals, but he has been playing at an incredible level since 2001

2017 10 06 Retrieve

[Heynckes said in a statement on the club website] I wouldn’t have returned to any other club in the world, but FC Bayern Munchen are very close to my heart. My coaching staff and I will now do everything to bring back successful football for the fans. I’m very much looking forward to this challenge

2017 10 14 Retrieve

[Upon his return as Bayern Munich coach, 72-year-old Jupp Heynckes says age is just a number] After leaving Bayern in 2013, I didn’t think I would coach a club again. I thought that was it. Critics say I’ve been out the game for four years but football’s not been re-invented. I’ve followed very closely. Age is a number and nothing more. Some feel old at 45 but I’ve not changed. I still love music and sport. I feel young

2018 02 10 Retrieve

[Jupp Heynckes on how he likes to spend a day off] Yesterday I went out to work on my body a bit. I went down to the gym and worked out for an hour and a half or two. I took it easy, put on some good music. Then I had some food, went back to the hotel and binge watched two Paderborn games. That was my Sunday pleasure. So I’m already looking forward to having a day off again

2018 04 24 Retrieve

[Jupp Heynckes on Football] I adore football and, if I do a job, I do it 100 per cent. These are the games you work for and lots of coaches never get the chance to play one of these in their lives. I came back at a very old age and now I have the privilege of being successful again, reaching a semi-final and possibly going through to the final. I am confident

Football has changed but my style of leadership, my approach, hasn’t. The game has progressed but in the end they are still people out on the pitch, people with different personalities and feelings

[Jupp Heynckes on James Rodríguez] He was a bit down, not in good physical shape either, but I have talked to him a lot and bit by bit his confidence came back. He is more free now and our fans love seeing him play: he has fantastic vision, he’s integrated into the team, happy in Munich. The team that wins the Champions League is the one that is most united

[For all Heynckes’s confidence, for all that he responded to questions about how he could stop Cristiano Ronaldo by replying] I might ask you how they can stop Robert Lewandowski

[Jupp Heynckes on Zinedine Zidane personality] I have played against great players and coaches: Sacchi, Cruyff, Lippi, Happel and I have always been a great admirer of Zinedine Zidane as a player and a coach. I love how Real Madrid play and his calmness on the touchline, not making a big fuss, not playing to the gallery or the TV cameras. For 90 minutes he follows what is happening on the pitch

[Jupp Heynckes critisises Paris Saint-Germain] A team has to respect itself, have human qualities. You can’t buy the Champions League. You cannot buy moments like this either

2018 05 02 Retrieve

[Zinedine Zidane says it was better for Real Madrid to suffer in win over Bayern] I never had the any intention of returning to the bench and now it is definitive that I will not be on a bench again. I won’t be back, I won’t be at another Champions League game. There aren’t many people who go on an adventure like this at 72. But I’m disappointed because the players have not got the reward they deserved

2019 09 18 Retrieve

[Jupp Heynckes in 2015-16 said after the tie in which his Bayern Munich side lost 4-3 on aggregate] Real Madrid can thank Keylor Navas because he was spectacular and made some fantastic saves

2020 05 04 Retrieve

[Jupp Heynckes says Flick is the ideal coach for Bayern] Bayern made a wise decision by signing Hansi Flick as head coach. For me, he is the ideal coach because he has already had a lot of experience in various positions in football in the past

His qualities are professional competence, leadership in all areas, seriousness, solidity and an excellent public demeanour. I wish him and Bayern the greatest success in all three competitions

2020 05 03 Retrieve

[Former Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes says Overpriced Leroy Sane is not an ‘absolute top player’] For me, he has not yet made a breakthrough to being an absolute top player. I think this is a player at a crossroads. Will he keep working hard on himself, or will he remain just as an exceptional talent? He has to be ready to make the next big step. Because there is no use in flashing the talent from time to time. I also honestly tell you that I don’t consider the price justifiable

[Heynckes thinks the club made the correct decision to appoint Flick] Hansi is a good person with a great character. I already said months ago that he is the ideal coach for Bayern because of his human nature and football competence. He is authentic and empathetic. You can’t imagine a better coach for FC Bayern

[Former Bayern legend Oliver Kahn will step up to be Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’s replacement] [Kahn] is a win for FC Bayern. Because everything he exemplified as a player, the will to win, the absolute professionalism, he now brings it back to Bayern. He has so much experience and has played at the highest level. I think he is the right man