Kroos eyes fond farewell for Heynckes
Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos believes Jupp Heynckes deserves at least one title in his last season as boss of the Bavarians.
Last week it was announced that former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola will take over from Heynckes as Bayern manager in the summer.
But, at the weekend, Heynckes questioned the timing of the announcement and said he believed it provided an unnecessary distraction at the Allianz Arena.
In an interview with Bild on Wednesday, Germany international Kroos refused to comment on the Guardiola appointment, saying: "We now know who will be our coach. The issue is over.
"We want success with our current squad and with our current boss. We don't need to ban other thoughts as they don't exist."
Kroos has been in great form in central midfield this season, scoring six goals and setting up as many. In a recent interview, Germany legend Gunter Netzer said he expected Kroos to get even better under Guardiola.
"We have to wait and see. We should not talk about it right now," Kroos said, also playing down Netzer's comments on him becoming a world star.
The former Hansa Rostock youth player said all Bayern needed to do now was ensure Heynckes is rewarded with a glorious goodbye.
"He deserves a great farewell with at least one title," Kroos said. "But it is not only he who is craving to finally get his hands on trophies again. We have been missing that feeling for two years now. We are longing for it."
Bayern currently hold a 12-point advantage over back-to-back champions Borussia Dortmund, who resumed their campaign with a 5-0 thrashing of Werder Bremen last weekend.
Kroos added: "We don't deal with Dortmund. We have it in our hands to win the league. We don't need to talk about Dortmund, no matter how spectacular their win was."