Heynckes reverses retirement decision, putting Chelsea and City on alert

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has indicated that he may continue his career as a football coach after he leaves the club at the end of the season, putting the likes of Chelsea and Man City on alert, writes The Daily Mail.

The 68-year-old is stepping aside at Bayern at the end of the season to make way for incoming coach Pep Guardiola, and it had been widely reported that he would be calling a day on a glittering career in management.

However, a record breaking season to finish his time with Bayern seems to have reignited the fuel in his belly, and he is now considering his next career move.

“I have a right to think carefully about my future and what I should do next. If a new Pope can be elected at 76 years old, then why shouldn’t I work as a football coach at 68?” he said.

It has been suggested that Heynckes could see a top job in England or Spain as an ideal final challenge should he decide to continue in the role.

He has been mooted as a potential replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson when the legendary manager eventually finishes his time at the Old Trafford helm, but with no signs of such developments at the Red Devils, however, a move to another top club appears more likely.

Chelsea are now considering his suitability for the role should they fail to lure Jose Mourinho back to Stamford Bridge, while Man City are thought to be unhappy with their stuttering title defence this season, piling the pressure on present incumbent Roberto Mancini.

Schalke are thought to be interested in his services, but are also considering Everton boss David Moyes for the likely summer vacancy. Additionally, it is believed that Heynckes would see any job in Germany as a step down after his time at Bayern, who he has lead to the Bundesliga title with six games to spare.

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