Heynckes juppt the thing – schone grube to guardiola

Heynckes juppt the thing - schone grube to guardiola

For a brief moment, jupp heynckes had to worry a bit. Munich’s professional soccer players threw their 68-year-old coach into the air three times, and the wild jubilations with the champions league cup on the turf of wembley stadium did not go off without minor scratches.

"All dams are broken, emotions are released, the players hearts a. You have to be careful – shaqiri gave me one on the cheek," is how heynckes described the hilarity on the wembley pitch after the last-minute victory against borussia dortmund.

15 years after his triumph with real madrid, he won the champions league again shortly before his expected career end. Heynckes is only the third coach besides ottmar hitzfeld (1997 dortmund, 2001 bayern) and jose mourinho (2004 FC porto, 2010 inter milan) to achieve this feat with two clubs. In the national championship competition, ernst happel (1970 feyenoord rotterdam, 1983 hamburger SV) also achieved this goal. "That is of course a high point in a coach’s career when you win the champions league for the second time or take part three times and get into the final three times and win twice," he summed up proudly.

At the victory party after the hard-fought 2-1 win over BVB, the fatherly coach even danced briefly with his players on the stage on sunday night. In his very last game as their boss, he was determined to achieve something historic, namely the title triple. "Our journey is not over yet", he therefore warned immediately. Training for the cup final against vfb stuttgart must resume on tuesday. "We want to win. After that, the players can do anything," heynckes explained.

He wants to leave the bavaria as a historical triumphator and leave his successor the rough heritage. Heynckes has set the bar high for pep guardiola, who has been able to string together title after title and dominate european soccer with FC barcelona.

"Pep guardiola takes over a perfectly functioning team" that could become the new barcelona, heynckes said: "it is quite possible that you can create a new ara in europe with targeted purchases." Mario gotze is known to be coming from dortmund, and as the second BVB star, robert lewandowski "won’t be long in coming," heyncke revealed.

He was particularly pleased that the generation around his captains philipp lahm and bastian schweinsteiger was finally able to win the long-awaited international title. "This is the crowning glory of a career, if you don’t become world champion," heynckes remarked in his speech on the winner’s stage at the banquet, adding with a wink: "that’s still to come…"

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