Jupp Heynckes has claimed that "the whole world" has contacted him over prolonging his managerial career once his contract with Bayern Munich expires in the summer.
The 68-year-old will step aside for Pep Guardiola after two years back at the helm of the newly-crowned Bundesliga champion but not without fulfilling one last league match against Borussia Monchengladbach and finals in the DFB-Pokal and Champions League.
Yet Heynckes freely admits that he has been approached by a number of clubs following Bayern's announcement in January that he would be departing the Allianz Arena, but insists he will wait to consider his options.
"The whole world has contacted me and want to take me while I'm still under contract, but I'm just concentrating on the Champions League final and not on any negotiations," he told a press conference ahead of FCB's clash with Gladbach on Saturday.
"It was an honor to work here. It's still great fun."
The former Real Madrid and Schalke boss had been tipped to prolong his managerial career outside of Germany, but he suggested such a commitment would not be the wisest at the age of 68.
"When I was 10, 15 years younger, I might have thought of a very profound commitment abroad. But you must remember that I am no longer the youngest," Heynckes concluded.
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