National Team: Heynckes was ready as a lion successor – ex

If Joachim Löw had failed early with the German football national team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil or would have declared his resignation after the title win, Jupp Heynckes would have become his successor. The Triple coach of Bayern was obviously “emergency plan” of the DFB.

This revealed the “national Image” in the 31st and last part of their series “coach legends – their last secrets”, where Löw’s career is in the DFB team.

Accordingly, the then DFB Association of President Wolfgang Niersbach had the name Heynckes in the drawer in the event that after the World Cup a new national coach must be sought.

The 76-year-old today with FC Bayern had won the first triple of club history, consisting of championship, DFB-Cupsieg and Champions League title, but had been inherited in Munich after pep Guardiola. Heynckes was on the market at the time.

Joachim Löw stayed for the time being national coach

The DFB had a look at him at an early stage as a possible lion successor to avoid a situation as in 2004 when Rudi Völler’s resignation as a team boss burned out a weeklong search for the new national coach, it says.

Mönchengladbach vs Bayern Munich 2012/13 - Jupp Heynckes' Emotional Farewell to the Bundesliga

Ultimately, Loew did not have to be dismissed after the title win of Maracana and also decided against a voluntary end of his career as a national coach.

The Heynckes personnel had to be not concretized at the DFB.

Jupp Heynckes renewed FC Bayern again

Instead, the former top striker without a job remained and promoted only in the fall of 2017 for the fourth time as Chef coach at FC Bayern. Heynckes brewed the dismissed Carlo Ancelotti and led the team to the German championship after all. In 2018 he finally resigned as a coach.

For Jogi Löw, the chapter National Team was ended only after the disappointing European Championship final round 2021. Already several months before the tournament he had announced his resignation. Hansi Flick took over the post as a national coach.

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