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Heynckes could extend Bayern stay

December 4, 2012
By Stephan Uersfeld

Bayern Munich general manager Matthias Sammer has praised boss Jupp Heynckes and said he is open to prolonging the coach's stay at the club.

Heynckes was in a relaxed mood ahead of Saturday's showpiece
PA PhotosBayern coach Jupp Heynckes

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Jupp Heynckes, 67, currently has a contract at Bayern until 2013, and it has been reported he could call time on his coaching career after this season.

However, it seems Heynckes could stay on at the Allianz Arena for a further year, despite the German club being linked with Pep Guardiola and Mirko Slomka.

"Heynckes is my go-to-guy for all my transfer plans and discussing mindset for the years 2013 and 2014," Sammer told Sky News.

"There is no bigger act of faith for me. Having said that, I am totally open regarding that matter.

"His human and professional skills make him an exceptional person, an exceptional coach and a very exceptional character."

Bayern have been in impressive form in the Bundesliga this season, as they currently top the table by eight points.