‘Sacred fire’ of Heynckes impresses Muller
There were eyebrows raised in the football community when Jepp Heynckes agreed to take charge of Bayern Munich for a fourth stint at the age of 72 this week to replace Carlo Ancelotti. But, according to Bayern striker Thomas Muller, age is no barrier for Heynckes and he still has the ability to motivate. “The sacred fire is still there with Jupp Heynckes. He has given off a lot of energy since Monday with his team of coaches,” Muller said yesterday. Bayern play their first game since Heynckes took over tomorrow at home to Freiburg, and Muller said he and his teammates would not let him down. “A change of coach always releases energy, and I think we, the players, must now give a lot of ourselves. There are no more excuses,” he said.