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Jupp To Take A Break Next Season

Jupp Heynckes says that he will not manage a team next season.

The 68-year-old manager led Bayern Munich to an unprecedented Treble last season, but has been put out to pasture by the Bavarian club.

Pep Guardiola is taking his place at the Allianz Arena and now has massive shoes to fill.

There had been rumours that Heynckes could make a return to Real Madrid, with whom he also won the Champions League during one season in charge at the Bernabeu, following the exit of Jose Mourinho.

But Heynckes says that despite being approached by a host of clubs, he has opted to take a break from football next season.

"This year has been tough,” Heynckes said.

“I didn't have any holiday after we lost the Champions League final last season [against Chelsea]. I have noticed, especially in the last few weeks, that I have reached an age where it takes longer to recover. It was extremely stressful.

"Other clubs that were interested in hiring me after this season. Rich clubs, where money doesn't matter … such clubs don't interest me."

Meanwhile, despite suggestions that he felt aggrieved to be unceremoniously replaced by Guardiola, Heynckes has wished the former Barcelona boss well in his new job at Bayern Munich.

 "I wish Pep Guardiola the best. I rate him," he said.

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