'He has retired!' - 2012-13 treble winning coach ruled out of Manchester United running

Jupp Heynckes

Jupp Heynckes will not be on his way to Manchester United.

Manchester United are on the hunt or a new manager. The club decided to relieve David Moyes of his duties after a woeful campaign for the former Everton boss.

‘The Chosen One’ is now gone and now the search continues for ‘The Right One’ and many a name has been mentioned.

Jurgen Klopp was mentioned - but he is staying at Borussia Dortmund. Carlo Ancelotti has laughed off the rumours.

At the moment Ryan Giggs is in interim charge - but it is looking increasingly likely that Dutch national coach and former Barcelona manager Louis van Gaal will be the man who gets the nod.

But one other name that has been mentioned is Jupp Heynckes.

He led Bayern Munich to an unprecedented treble last term - swashbuckling his way through Germany and the continent to make the Bavarian’s the most feared team on the planet.

However he was almost forced into retirement when Bayern decided to appoint Pep Guardiola as their new coach halfway through last season - starting in the summer.

And with Heynckes still out of work - many have wondered why United don’t make a move for the red-faced genius.

Well now it appears it will not happen - at least according to German football journalist Jan Age Fjorfoft.

He was asked by a United fan on Twitter today whether Heynckes was an option - to which he responded…

Looks like it is Van Gaal then.

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