Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has revealed that current first-team boss Jupp Heynckes could carry on after the end of the season.
The 67-year-old's contract at Allianz Arena is set to expire at the conclusion of the current campaign, and there is a growing suspicion that the former Borussia Monchengladbach man will step aside when his deal ends.
However, Hoeness has poured cold water on the notion that sporting director Matthias Sammer should begin looking for Heycnkes' replacement, insisting that a collective decision on whether or not the trainer will continue will be made for the good of the club.
“Matthias Sammer doesn’t have to look for a new manager at the moment, as we really don’t know whether we need one” he told Sky Sports News.
“Nobody here determines the future of FC Bayern alone, instead we come to what are hopefully the ultimately correct decisions together.
"Any decision could mean Jupp Heynckes continuing for another year.”
Heynckes' tenure with the Bavarian giants has been plagued by suggestions of discord between him and Sammer, but Hoeness dismissed these notions as nothing more than a media campaign intent on creating conflict at the club.
“The media has been trying to drive a wedge between the two from day one," he said. "On occasions they have managed to, but they won’t succeed in the long run.”