Muller and Pizarro name horse after Bayern Munich boss Heynckes

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Jupp Heynckes has been honoured in the naming of a racehorse owned by two players he's clearly made an impression on

Thomas Muller and Claudio Pizarro have decided to name their racehorse after Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes.

The World Cup winner and his former Bayern team-mate own a two-year-old stallion together, which is currently in England preparing to make its racing debut.

And the duo have elected to christen the animal in honour of the man who led them to the treble in 2013.

"I have a racehorse with Thomas Muller, it is still very young," Pizarro told Express.

"We gave him a very special name. Thomas came up with the idea. We have called it Don Jupp..."

Muller is a known lover of horses and is married to equestrian rider wife Lisa.

Previously, the 28-year-old has credited a fine performance against Freiburg, in which he scored, to the birth of his first foal.

He said: "I was definitely geed up today. My first foal of the season was born into the world last night. I feel as though I have become a father!"

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Muller has also been seen on Instagram making some hilarious videos with his horses.

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