Mai Den Gentleman vergisst Jupp Heynckes auch im letzten Moment nicht. Seine Bayern hatten gerade das Pokalendspiel gegen Eintracht. Aug. aber auch nicht als Trainer mit Weltruhm startet Niko Kovac in seine Amtszeit als Trainer des FC Bayern. Ähnlich wie Jupp Heynckes (r.). Mai Es sollte ein Abschiedsgeschenk des FC Bayern für Jupp Heynckes werden. Doch dann kommt Nico Kovač, sein designierter Nachfolger, mit.
After promising to retire so many times, and then actually doing it in , Heynckes — aged 72 — still wants to be making decisions from pitchside or in the dressing room, not yelling at his TV from his sofa like the rest of us.
His ability to speak fluent Spanish, in addition to his peerless man-management skills, have brought the very best out of Arturo Vidal and helped James Rodriguez settle quickly and perform superbly since joining from Real Madrid last summer.
A closer look at James Rodriguez' storming debut season in the Bundesliga. That quartet have not been the only ones to benefit.
Javi Martinez has revelled in his return to a defensive midfield role — the one he excelled in at Athletic before joining Bayern — and has enabled Thiago Alcantara to influence the game in the way Xabi Alonso might have.
The Germany international, who appeared a lost little boy under Ancelotti, has blossomed with Heynckes in charge. With James sitting snugly and quite brilliantly in his preferred central role, Müller has been able to return to his favourite position on the right.
Müller, and the rest of the Bayern squad, no doubt say the same thing about their boss. Click here for more Bayern Munich news, views and features!
How Heynckes revitalised Bayern. More news Bundesliga Bayern vs. FC Köln at the Rheinstadion in Düsseldorf. In the —74 season , Heynckes was joint top goalscorer in the Bundesliga, alongside Gerd Müller , with 30 goals.
His Mönchengladbach side finished second in the table, with Müller's Bayern Munich winning a record third consecutive Bundesliga title.
In this competition, Borussia Mönchengladbach were knocked out in the semi-finals by Milan , losing 2—1 on aggregate.
In —75 , die Fohlen won their third Bundesliga title, with Heynckes finishing as the league's outright top goalscorer with 27 goals. After a 0—0 draw in the home leg of the final against Twente, Heynckes, who missed the home match, scored a hat-trick in a 5—1 away win in Enschede.
Again, Heynckes was tournament top scorer, this time with ten goals. Altogether, Heynckes scored 23 goals in 21 games in the UEFA Cup, making him the ninth-highest goalscorer in the history of the competition, and the only member of the top ten to have scored at a ratio of over a goal per game.
After regaining the title, Weisweiler left Borussia to become manager of Barcelona. He was replaced by Udo Lattek , under whom Heynckes would later begin his coaching career.
Borussia Mönchengladbach went on to win the —76 and —77 Bundesliga titles, matching Bayern's feat of three titles in a row set earlier in the decade.
In , Borussia also reached its first European Cup final. In the previous season's competition , Heynckes had been top scorer with six goals.
In —77 European Cup , he was less prolific, scoring only one goal in the first round match against Austria Wien. Heynckes scored 18 goals in the —78 Bundesliga season , including five in the record  12—0 win against Borussia Dortmund on the final day of the season.
Pauli 5—0 to take first place by three goals. Altogether, Heynckes scored 51 goals in 64 matches in European club competitions. Heynckes ended his playing career in  and began studying for his coaching licence at the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln.
He is the third-highest goalscorer in Bundesliga history and Borussia Mönchengladbach's top goalscorer in the competition with goals.
Heynckes made 39 appearances for the West Germany national team and scored 14 goals. In February , he made his international debut at age 21, scoring in a 5—1 friendly win against Morocco.
Despite his excellent form at club level, however, he spent most of the tournament on the bench as Gerd Müller, the national team's all-time top goalscorer , was used as the starting centre forward by coach Helmut Schön.
In , Heynckes said of his experience at the World Cup, "I was in the starting lineup for the German national team competing for the World Cup, but after an injury I was sidelined for the entire final.
This was the greatest disappointment of my life, but it spurred me on and became my greatest source of motivation. After his playing career, Heynckes stayed with Borussia Mönchengladbach and served the club for eight more years, first as an assistant and then as a manager, succeeding Udo Lattek in this position in at age They won the first leg 3—2 and lost the second leg 1—0.
The —81 season started with a 2—1 loss to Fortuna Düsseldorf. The —82 season started with a 4—2 loss to Werder Bremen on 8 August FC Magdeburg in the first round.
Mönchengladbach finished the —83 season in 12th place. For the third consecutive season, Mönchengladbach was eliminated in the quarter-final of the DFB-Pokal.
In the —84 season , Die Fohlen finished third in the Bundesliga, missing out on the league title to VfB Stuttgart on goal difference.
Mönchengladbach finished the —85 season in fourth place. Mönchengladbach finished the —86 season in fourth place in the league.
Heynckes finished with a record of wins, 77 draws and 97 losses. Heynckes was manager of Bayern Munich between 1 July and 8 October Bayern won back-to-back titles in —89  and —90  seasons.
FC Nürnberg 3—2 on matchday one on 29 July Bayern started the —91 season by defeating 1. Bayern started the —92 season with a 1—1 draw against Werder Bremen.
In each campaign, they were knocked out by the team which went on to win the competition. Heynckes finished with a record of wins, 46 draws and 39 losses.
On 1 July , Heynckes returned to Germany to become manager of Eintracht Frankfurt and was manager until 2 April SC Göttingen 05 in the first round of the German Cup.
Because of this the players refused to play in Eintracht's next match against Hamburger SV and were suspended indefinitely by the club. Heynckes left the club on 2 April after a 3—0 home defeat to Schalke 04  with the team in 13th place in the table.
In , Heynckes returned to Spain to take over at Tenerife. After his dismissal by Real Madrid, Heynckes took a year out of football before joining Portuguese club Benfica for the — season.
In , Heynckes returned to Athletic Bilbao for a second spell as coach. They were eliminated in the second round of the Copa del Rey.
In , after eight years managing in Iberia , Heynckes returned to Germany to manage Schalke Schalke started —05 season with a 5—0 win against Vardar on 17 July in the Intertoto Cup.
In May , Heynckes returned to manage Borussia Mönchengladbach, the club where he had begun his career as both a player and manager.
Heynckes' first match was a 2—0 win against Energie Cottbus on 12 August It's where I started as a year-old professional, then worked as a coach.
Since then I have come full circle. Mönchengladbach is my home town, I spent 23 years at the club, so this will not be just a normal game for me.
The team's fortunes did not improve after Heynckes' departure and the club was relegated at the end of the season, finishing last in the Bundesliga table.
Heynckes finished with a record of 5 wins, 4 draws and 12 losses. After over two years out of football, Heynckes came out of retirement  and returned to football in April , becoming caretaker manager of his former club Bayern Munich, replacing the sacked Jürgen Klinsmann.
On 5 June , Heynckes signed a two-year contract to manage Bayer Leverkusen. FC Nürnberg,  after which Leverkusen only won two of their final nine matches and finished in fourth place.
In the —11 season , Leverkusen finished runner-up in the Bundesliga to Borussia Dortmund,  thus qualifying for the Champions League for the first time since It was also the club's highest final league position since the —02 season.
They were knocked out in the second round of the DFB-Pokal  for the second consecutive season. They also reached the round of 16 in the Europa League.
Despite his success, Heynckes decided not to extend his contract and left Bayer Leverkusen in the close season to take over at Bayern Munich for a third time.
On 25 March , it was announced that Heynckes would be replacing Louis van Gaal as the manager of Bayern Munich at the beginning of the —12 season.
Bundesliga champions in early April with a point lead and five games to spare — it's all been easy peasy for Bayern Munich , right? No, in fact — at least not until Jupp Heynckes took over as head coach.
So how exactly did the year-old turn the club's fortunes around? With Bayern flailing back in September, several of the club's senior players voiced their displeasure as the rift grew between Carlo Ancelotti and the team.
There are no such outbursts under Heynckes, who has the dressing room firmly on his side. Not only has Müller been restored to the starting XI, Heynckes has also tickled out the best in playmaker James Rodriguez , who now has six goals and 10 assists in the Bundesliga this season.
The Colombian has admitted the fact that Heynckes speaks fluent Spanish has helped him flourish.