Rummenigge hints at new Bayern contract for Heynckes

The veteran trainer has been a hit this season during his third stint in Bavaria, and the club management would be glad to prolong his stay with the Bundesliga giants
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hinted that Jupp Heynckes might remain coach of his team beyond his current tenure.

The trainer has had a successful first season in Bavaria, leading his side to the Champions League final. When asked whether the 66-year-old might opt for an early retirement should his side beat Chelsea on May 19, Rummenigge explained that Heynckes is not the type to turn back on his commitment, and that the coach might even sign an extension.

"Jupp is not made that way, he has no such thoughts," Rummenigge told Bild. "Jupp is a special character in this respect. And if he wants, he could stay longer than when his contract expires in 2013."

Rummenigge also confirmed that 10 days after an altercation between the two, there is no bad blood between Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.

"The issue is completely settled. Both were key players for our success in Madrid on Wednesday," he said.

"The incident was of course not OK," he continued. "But my theory is that this explosion was a spark that provided a boost. Although I know that had we lost, we would be speaking differently today."

Ribery is reported to have struck Robben's face after a dispute over a free kick during the first leg of Bayern's Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid. The pair publicly made up during last Saturday's win against Werder Bremen.