English League 2

Veteran duo leave Spireites

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Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:36:00

Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes has revealed the penalties defeat by Chelsea in last season's Champions League final has helped drive them to the brink of a return to the final this campaign.

Heynckes' men were technically at home in a Munich final last year but their dreams were shattered when the Premier League side prevailed in a penalty shootout.

However, they have shown remarkable powers of recovery and are now armed with a 4-0 lead going into the second leg of their semi-final clash against Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

"When you experience a final like we did against Chelsea, then you understand all the consequences," Heynckes said.

"Some clubs give up, but everyone at Bayern reacted in a very positive way. We made changes, signed good players, modified some things, and strengthened the team spirit."

Bayern are not expected to be overturned by Barcelona but Heynckes is determined not to abandon the attitude he has developed at the club and insists they will not merely sit back and defend their first-leg advantage.

"We have to take into account the rival. We have our philosophy on football and this season we have proved that Bayern is a great team playing top quality football," he said.

"We have our culture and we are capable of scoring goals tomorrow at the Camp Nou.

"We can't think too much about the first-leg result. After the match we can evaluate things, but I cannot say which team is the better one.

"Barcelona have played at such a high level for so many years. Bayern want to prove that the match in Munich wasn't a one-off."

Academy manager Bentley has left after 14 years of service while Jules, who also played for the Spireites, has had a 17-year association with the club.

Chesterfield chief executive Chris Turner paid tribute to the pair.

He said: "Dave and Mark have both provided the club with tremendous service over the years and I'd like to thank them for their efforts.

"It's always a sad day when people leave after being at a club for a long time. I'd like to wish them both all the best for the future.

"Supporters can be assured that we're still as committed as ever to developing homegrown talent."

Bentley and Jules follow Paul Cook's former assistant manager Tommy Wright, reserve-team coach Mark Crossley, development coach John Dungworth and kit man Kurt McDermott through the exit door at the Proact Stadium as the League Two club reshape their backroom staff.

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