Bayern have gone back to a 'good friend' in Jupp Heynckes but Michael Ballack doesn't expect the German giants to get straight back to dominant ways...
"I do not believe that FC Bayern can win the treble with Heynckes. The internal problems seem too great."
After the dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern Munich turns again to Jupp Heynckes until the end of the season.
It came as a surprise. The situation seems to be so difficult that they really wanted to have someone who knows exactly how FC Bayern works. No young German coach in this delicate situation. With Heynckes it is a collaboration that is based on a great mutual trust from day one.
There are always reasons when a coach needs to go. And then a club usually hires the opposite. After Heynckes there was Guardiola. After Guardiola the consistent factor of Carlo Ancelotti came in. Now, the insider and friend Heynckes. It must be a trustworthy relationship to be a success. The communication must improve.
I do not believe that FC Bayern can win the treble with Heynckes. The internal problems seem too great. And this has nothing to do with money, of which PSG and Manchester City have more to invest.
Football is simple. You must do your homework first. A good preparation, a functioning hierarchy and discipline. This is the basis for success. In the case of Bayern Munich, it seems this homework had recently not been done perfectly.
Michael Ballack's predictions for this weekend's Bundesliga fixtures
VfB Stuttgart 1-1 1.FC Köln
Mainz 2-1 HSV
Bayern 2-0 Freiburg
Hannover 1-1 Frankfurt
Hertha 2-2 Schalke
Hoffenheim 3-1 Augsburg
Dortmund 2-1 Leipzig
Leverkusen 3-0 Wolfsburg
Bremen 2-1 Mönchengladbach