He confirmed the Bild and Kicker reports according to which he was asked to return to the club he led to glory in the 2012-2013 season, but he seemed particularly hesitant to actually accept the job.
Nothing is cut and dried yet. I first have to analyse the whole situation. After all, four and a half years have passed since I left Bayern and football has continued to change
Jupp Heynckes told Rheinische Post, talking about Bayern’s… invitation/offer to take charge until next summer.
We have talked about many things. Yes, I can confirm that I have been asked to take over the position until the summer of 2018
the 72-year-old said, and by ‘we’ he meant himself, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, president Uli Hoeness and sporting director Hasan Salihadmidzic.
Talking about his age and the fact that he retired from coaching at the end of the 2012-13 season, having won… absolutely everything with Bayern back then, Heynckes looked confident that he’s fit for the job, but still hesitant, avoiding, though, going into details regarding what keeps him from saying yes to Bayern’s tempting – no doubt – proposal.
The Bavarians turned to their former coach, after negotiations with Thomas Tuchel didn’t produce the result hoped.