NOT A BOARD MEMBER

The Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes has said that he is not interested in becoming a board member at the club once he steps down from his post as the manager at the end of the season.

The club have already announced that the former Barcelona manager Guardiola will become the manager of the team. This has sparked media frenzy in Germany, which has not been taken easily by the current manager. Heynckes even decided to take on the media attention towards the upcoming manager by saying that they should rather focus on the achievements of the current team.

Heynckes has revealed that he will not be accepting an office job. He has stated that the last 50 years as a coach and player have really taken its toll in terms of his attitude. As a result, it will be tough to imagine seeing him as a board member. Even though Heynckes stated initially that he would retire from managerial duty at the end of the season, he has since suggested on several occasions that he would continue managing football clubs. Heynckes came extremely close to being the most successful manager in recent times, as he guided Bayern Munich to 3 possible trophies last season only for them to fail in each and every one of them.

“I do not think that I will accept an office job after 50 years as a player and a coach. That is simply not my world,” said the 67-year-old. It is thought that the Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is keen on retaining the manager as part of a board member after the end of the season. The club are expected to undergo a lot of changes after the arrival of Guardiola at least in terms of the playing staff. They have numerous transfer targets on their list.

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