- Birthplace: Monchengladbach, Germany
- Previous Clubs: Borussia Monchengladbach, Bayern Munich, Athletic Bilbao, Eintracht Frankfurt, Tenerife, Real Madrid, Benfica, Schalke 04, Bayer Leverkusen
- Honours: Champions League: 1998; German Bundesliga: 1989, 1990; German Supercup: 1987, 1990; Spanish Supercup: 1997; Intertoto Cup: 2003, 2004
2012/13 German Bundesliga Record
Heynckes is set to begin his third stint as Bayern Munich's boss when he takes over from the club's caretaker manager Andries Jonker on July 1 having signed a two-year contract.
As a player, Heynckes spent the majority of his career with Borussia Monchengladbach in their golden era of the 1960s and 1970s. At Die Fohlen, the striker won four German championships (1971, 1975-1977), a German Cup (1973) and the UEFA Cup (1975), and finished his club career scoring 220 goals in 369 appearances in the Bundesliga. His tally is the third highest in the history of the German league.
Jupp Heynckes is back at Bayern
Heynckes goalscoring prowess extended to the international stage, where he scored 14 goals in 39 appearances for the West Germany side that won the 1972 European Championship and the 1974 World Cup. After his playing days ended in 1978, Heynckes stayed on with Monchengladbach as manager and served the club for eight years but with little success, following in the footsteps of former coach Udo Lattek. He left Monchengladbach in 1987 to become Bayern Munich's boss where he stayed until 1991, winning the 1989 and 1990 German league championships during his four-year reign. After a number of star players left the squad following the 1990 title-winning season, which led to the team underperforming the next year, Heynckes' contract was terminated. He subsequently joined Athletic Bilbao, becoming just the third German coach in the history of Spain's La Liga and leading the Basque club to a fifth place finish in his second season in charge. After a pair of unsuccessful managerial spells at Eintracht Frankfurt in 1994-95 and Tenerife from 1995-97, Real Madrid - disappointed by their failure to lure preferred choice Ottmar Hitzfeld to the club - came calling for Heynckes' services. In his lone year as manager of the Spanish giants, he brought the Champions League trophy back to the Bernabeu after a 32-year drought, a feat that remains his greatest accomplishment. He was let go at the end of the season, however, due to his lack of domestic success. Short spells at Benfica and Schalke and respective returns to Bilbao and Monchengladbach accounted for Heynckes' whereabouts from 1999-2007, but each post yielded only limited success. Following a brief period of retirement, Heynckes returned to Bayern Munich as caretaker manager on 27 April 2009 after the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann, and was subsequently hired as Bayer Leverkusen's new boss on June 5, 2009. He remained at Werkself until March 25, 2011, when it was announced that Heynckes would be resuming his coaching duties with Bayern Munich beginning in July 2011. His first season back at the club saw Bayern fall second to Dortmund in both the league and cup, while they also finished as runners-up in the Champions League final when beaten on penalties by Chelsea. So close and yet so far. Strengths: A native of Deutschland, Heynckes will have no problem communicating with a club that is predominately German-speaking. Though the game has changed since his last year in permanent control of the team in 1991, he has won the league title twice before with the Bavarians and familiarity with the club and his surroundings should work in his favour. Weaknesses: Heynckes' credentials still leave something to be desired. In almost 30 years as a coach, he has won only three major trophies and hasn't held a managerial position for more than three years since 1987. He has also clashed with his own players in the past, which has contributed to more than one of his dismissals. Career high: Winning the 1998 Champions League with Real Madrid and bringing the European Cup back to the Bernabeu for the first time in 32 years. Career low: During his second stint as boss of Monchengladbach in 2006-07, Heynckes' squad went fourteen consecutive Bundesliga matches without a win, which forced the manager to tenure his resignation. Die Fohlen went down at season's end. Tactics: Heynckes is expected to bring with him a coaching style that differs significantly from his predecessor Louis van Gaal, as he will want all of his players to be involved throughout the entire season. According to Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the Bavarians' new manager "will look to use the best 16 to 17 players regularly" in a system of constant rotation. Quotes: "Aside from the good personal relationships I have with the leading figures at Bayern, the club has always impressed me with its professionalism. I have twice been Bayern coach and always appreciated the working environment." - Jupp Heynckes, 2011
Bayern Munich Squad
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