Dirty Tackle

Jupp Heynckes gets choked up after final Bundesliga match in his hometown

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

After Borussia Monchengladbach scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the final match of the Bundesliga season, Bayern Munich came back to win 4-3. Though Bayern still have the Champions League final against Dortmund and the DFB Pokal final against Stuttgart to play, it was still an emotional day for outgoing manager Jupp Heynckes, who is not only from Monchengladbach, but also had two spells as a player there and two spells as a manager.

During Heynckes' post-match press conference, he got a bit misty-eyed while discussing the occasion. "This is an emotional moment for me," He said. "I started my playing career and coaching career at Gladbach. It would certainly have been more emotional if it would have been at the Bökelberg [Gladbach's old stadium]. I associate many triumphs, bitter defeats and some curiosities with it. I would like to heartily thank the Borussia fans for the wonderful farewell."

"This shows me that this is my home," he added, tearing up.

Heynckes said earlier in the week that he would not take another job in the Bundesliga and that at 68 years old, he felt he might be too old for youth-oriented clubs abroad. But he did admit that he has had offers. Still, he hasn't ruled out devoting his golden years to pulling a series of vengeful pranks on his successor at Bayern, Pep Guardiola.


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"Thank you, Jupp." (Getty)


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