Former Bayern coach Heynckes backs Guardiola’s side to retain title

Jupp Heynckes thinks Bayern will win the Bundesliga.

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Former Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes cannot see anybody getting close to challenging Pep Guardiola’s side.

Bayern opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a 4-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday and while Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach could both reduce that to four points on Sunday, Heynckes does not see either as legitimate title contenders.

"Gladbach and Wolfsburg just aren’t far along enough yet to have the self-confidence, security and quality to say they can win the league," he said in Munich, reports sport1.de.

"I certainly don’t believe they do anyway. I cannot see any serious rival to Bayern Munich."

Heynckes led Bayern to an historic treble two years ago, winning the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League before retiring.

The 69-year-old also previously worked for Gladbach and he has praised the way they have come on in recent years, under Lucien Favre.

"They’ve developed really well and have a good playing philosophy and are tactically well schooled, and that is of course down to their coach," he added.