Arturo Vidal wants Jupp Heynckes to stay on as Bayern Munich coach

Arturo Vidal wants Jupp Heynckes to stay on as Bayern Munich coach
From ESPN - March 12, 2018

Arturo Vidal has backed Jupp Heynckes to continue as Bayern Munich coach "for many years to come."

Bayern appointed Heynckes, 72, as interim coach in October until the end of the season following Carlo Ancelotti's dismissal, and Heynckes again left his future open to interpretation on Friday by saying: "I have definitely never said that I will retire in the summer."

Vidal and Heynckes were together at Bayer Leverkusen from 2009-11 and the Chile midfielder has been revitalised under him. Vidal scored in four consecutive Bundesliga games prior to the winter break and has scored six league goals.

"It would be nice if he stayed," Vidal told kicker. "He's definitely capable of coaching for many years to come. But it depends on him. It's his decision alone.

"He has won everything in Germany and in Spain. What an amazing career.

"He could be my father. He played a role in my formative years in Leverkusen when still a very young player. He knows me and knows when I am doing well or badly. He is able to talk to me in Spanish and that helps me a great deal."

Vidal, 30, is under contract at Bayern until next year, but Germany international Leon Goretzka will join this summer from Schalke to intensify competition for places in midfield.

However, Vidal refuted kicker's suggestion that he could find himself surplus to requirements upon Goretzka's arrival with the likes of Thiago Alcantara, Sebastian Rudy and Corentin Tolisso already battling for a starting spot in midfield.

"I have to disagree. I do not see things that way at all," he said.


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