Jupp Heynckes has said that he will not manage a club in 2013-14. Bayern Munich's treble-winning coach held a press conference in the city on Tuesday, when he was thanked for his extraordinary success over the past 12 months, although he stopped short of retiring and stated that he needs a break.
The 68-year-old said: "This year has been tough. I didn't have any holiday after we lost the Champions League final last season [against Chelsea]. I have noticed, especially in the last few weeks, that I have reached an age where it takes longer to recover. It was extremely stressful.
"Other clubs that were interested in hiring me after this season. Rich clubs, where money doesn't matter … such clubs don't interest me."
Heynckes, whose Bayern side won the league by a record-margin of 25 points, beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final and also won the German Cup, said he will now walk his talk, eat at restaurants and listen to music.
It had been speculated that he would either retire or possibly replace José Mourinho at Real Madrid. In the end he did not say that he is retiring, just that he is taking a break. "I personally am not in favour of final decisions. I am 68 and there is life outside the job. I want to enjoy my life," he said, before adding of his successor: "I wish Pep Guardiola the best. I rate him."