Bayern Munich midfielder Tymoschuk unveils his manager’s next job.
In a shock development Bayern Munich midfielder Anatoliy Tymoschuk has revealed that Carlo Ancelotti is not the favourite for the Real Madrid job and it is in fact his current manager Jupp Heynckes.
It has been widely believed that Paris Saint-Germain boss Ancelotti would be leaving his position in the French capital this summer to succeed Jose Mourinho at the Santiago Bernabeu – with the Portuguese expected to return to Chelsea.
Yet this managerial merry-go round has made an unexpected move as Tymoschuk names Heynckes as the new Madrid coach.
“I’m not 100% sure,” the Ukrainian was quoted in the Mirror.
“But there is 95-98% chance of Real appointing Heynckes.”
The German boss is certainly leaving the Allianz Arena at the end of the current season with former Barcelona ace Pep Guardiola confirmed as his successor.
However, it was unknown where the 68-year-old would be heading next, if anywhere, but if Tymoschuk is to be believed then it is a return to the Spanish giants.
Heynckes managed Madrid for one season in 1997/98 following a successful spell with Atheltic Bilbao and despite delivering the Champions League to the club for the first time in 32 years, the German was sacked after just a year for finishing fourth in La Liga.
The veteran boss has had such an impressive season with Bayern in 2012/13 that he is once again recognised as one of Europe’s top coaches.
Heynckes led the club to domestic glory with a record six matches in hand, as well as the most wins (29) and most points (91) in German league history, and beat rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League final to lift the trophy for the second time in his career.