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Jupp Heynckes leaves Säbener Strasse to great fanfare

Heynckes has trained Bayern Munich for the last time—but Thomas Müller was out sick.

MUNICH, GERMANY - MAY 12: Head coach Jupp Heynckes of Muenchen says goodbye to their supporters after the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and VfB Stuttgart at Allianz Arena on May 12, 2018 in Munich, Germany. Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images

The fans had their chance to say farewell to Bayern Munich’s head coach Jupp Heynckes this past Saturday, after the final Bundesliga match, against VfB Stuttgart. Heynckes received a more intimate farewell this afternoon, as the entire Bayern staff at Säbener Strasse gathered to give Heynckes a guard of honor on his departure from the training grounds after Bayern's final training session prior to the DFB-Pokal final against Eintracht Frankfurt in Berlin.

The aged coach, who turned 73 on May 9, was given a bouquet of flowers and an abundance of well-wishes before his departure with the team to Berlin—and then (re-)retirement to his home in Mönchengladbach.

As for the training session itself, Thomas Müller joined Arturo Vidal and Jerome Boateng with his absence. Müller is suffering from a stomach virus. Arjen Robben and Joshua Kimmich trained separately in the fitness center, while Juan Bernat and Corentin Tolisso were able to rejoin the team. The club did not state whether Müller would be fit to play on Saturday.


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