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Jupp Heynckes not fondly remembered at Real Madrid despite significant triumph

(Ah Fat Talk Ball) - Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes helped re-establish Real Madrid's reputation as kings of Europe by winning the Champions League in 1998 after a 32-year drought, but the German does not hold a special place in the Spanish club's illustrious history.

Bayern host Real on Wednesday in a Champions League semi-final first leg and Henyckes's former club stand in the way of him becoming only the third coach alongside Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisley to win Europe's biggest club prize three times.

Heynckes, 72, came out of retirement in October to take charge of Bayern for a fourth time after Ancelotti was sacked and has led them to the Bundesliga title and the domestic Cup final.

His hero status in Bavaria contrasts with the isolated figure he cut during his single season at Real, where the team finished an embarrassing fourth in the standings a year after winning the title under Fabio Capello.

As his players celebrated after Predrag Mijatovic's goal clinched a 1-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League final, German Heynckes was nowhere to be seen, choosing to spend the moments after the game with his family.








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