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Bayern job is almost as hard as Merkel's: Heynckes

The coach added that “in a top club, you can’t really enjoy the football anymore”.

Heynckes' side are currently top of the Bundesliga.
Heynckes' side are currently top of the Bundesliga.

BAYERN MUNICH BOSS Jupp Heynckes has said coaching the Bavarian giants is the second-toughest job in Germany, behind only that of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“I think that the coach of FC Bayern has the most difficult job in Germany after the Chancellor,” the 67-year-old told Munich daily ‘TZ’, having taken charge for the third time in July 2011.

“Here there is an absolute desire for success, there are always ups and downs, you always have to be wide awake.

“In a top club, you can’t really enjoy the football anymore.

“The fans can, but the coach or the chief executive?

“No, you can never be sure that you will be successful.”

With his team seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, Bayern are at Franconian rivals Nuremberg on Saturday, who are 15th and just above the relegation places.

Germany striker Mario Gomez made his Bayern return on Tuesday in a friendly, scoring four goals, after three months out following ankle surgery, but Heynckes explained why the 27-year-old misses the trip to Nuremberg.

“I simply need to see what how the player is capable of performing,” he said.

“I will make my decision independently, and not from others.

“The priority is the team’s success, he knows that too, but he has my complete support because he is a great player.”

- © AFP, 2012

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