Bayern Munich’s outgoing coach Jupp Heynckes announced on Tuesday he will spend a year away from the game, but fell short of confirming his retirement.
The 68-year-old will be replaced by former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola next term and had been tipped by certain media take over from Jose Mourinho and return to Real Madrid.
But Heynckes said: “I’ll tell you very honestly – first of all I’m going to take a holiday. From July 1st I will not take over any club here or abroad. I’m going to step back”.
In an incredible season Heynckes led the Bavarians to a fifth Champions league crown, the Bundesliga title and the German Cup.
It was the first time a German club had achieved a treble winning campaign.