Jupp Heynckes is now fully on board at Bayern Munich. The German coach, accompanied by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness, was officially presented by the Bavarian club this morning. Heynckes told reporters that his priority is to extract the very best out of all of his players and return Bayern back to where they belong.
Team ethic essential to Bayern's resurgance, says Heynckes
"I want to build a team in which the players work for each other and are focused on the success of the team. I have a very clear plan about how we are going to go about it. In spite of the current situation, I'm convinced that the team is going to show a very difference side to the one it has shown in the last few outings. Players like Müller aren't playing to their full potential. This team has class and needs to show it. We need to show out on the pitch that we are a team", Heynckes explained in today's press conference.
The coach, who has been out of management since he left the Bayern post four years ago, and winning the treble, said that his return to coaching is a temporary venture and only came to fruition for Bayern's enthusiasm for him to take the reins once more. "I had offers from some of Europe over the past few years but I decided not to return to coaching. This isn't my return. I have a date when my work will be complete. I'm very grateful to Bayern, they kickstarted my career as a coach. And that was one of the motives which convinced me to give it one last shot", he continued.
Heynckes also had a few words top say about the man he is replacing: "Ancelotti is a great coach and a gentleman. He was widely admired for the work he did at Real Madrid", before adding: "I have been following international football over the last few years and I have been really impressed by Real Madrid. That is the model to follow".
James Rodríguez blessed with talent, says Heynckes
The 72-year-old ended his press conference, attending the Spanish-speaking journalists who were keen to hear his thoughts on Arturo Vidal and James Rodríguez. "I have pretty clear idea about both of them. I know Arturo Vidal from Leverkusen, where I coached him for two seasons. I've watched James in many games and I know him too, although not personally. When they return from international duty, I'll speak to them and give them what advice I can. James doesn't speak German and the football here is very different to the style played in South America. It's a different language, a different mentality and another culture. It's very difficult for a young player but he has to know that he's here to help me, because I like players with talent - and he has a lot".