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Heynckes' journey into the record books

London, May 26, 2013, Reuters:

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes' career looked over a few years ago but the 68-year-old veteran capped a third spell at the Bavarians on Saturday by becoming only the fourth manager to win the European Cup with two different teams.

Heynckes joined Ernst Happel, Ottmar Hitzfeld and Jose Mourinho with two Champions League trophies from two clubs after Bayern beat German rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-1 to add to his 1998 European crown with Real Madrid.

With former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola taking over next season, Heynckes led the Bavarians to two titles, after also winning the German league, and could add another with the domestic Cup next week for an unprecedented treble by a German team.
"It is unusual the way we played football this season," Heynckes, who also won the World Cup and European Championship with Germany as a player in a career in football spanning half a century, told reporters.

"No one could have expected that. My career was pretty much over four years ago," said Heynckes, who also coached Bayern in the late 1980s and won two league titles with them and again took over for five games in 2009 following the sacking of Juergen Klinsmann.

The coach had actually come out of retirement in 2009 to help Bayern clinch a Champions League spot as a favour to close friend and club boss Uli Hoeness.

Instead of returning to his countryside home and his German shepherd dog Cando, he relaunched his career at Bayer Leverkusen. "Then I had a couple of good years in Leverkusen with a first-class team and now since last year we've improved continually here,’’ he added.

He took over at Bayern in 2011 from Dutchman Louis van Gaal and has now led Bayern to two consecutive Champions League finals.

"Maybe I was a little more strict, more concentrated in the details this year than ever before," he said. "With the assistants we changed some of our work and it was decisive that the players came with us 100 percent and the harmony was there.”


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