Heynckes becomes oldest manager in Champions League history according to OPTA

 

Back in charge at Bayern Munich, the 72-year-old became the oldest manager in the history of Europe’s top competition

Jupp Heynckes has become the oldest manager to coach a Champions League match, leading Bayern Munich to a 3-0 win against Celtic on Wednesday.

 

At 72 years and 162 days old, Heynckes bested the previous mark set by Raymond Goethals when the 71-year-old coached Marseille to the Champions League title in the 1992-93 campaign.

 

 

Bayern hired Heynckes earlier this month for a fourth stint in charge following the firing of Carlo Ancelotti. Heynckes had been out of management since steering the Bundesliga powerhouse to the treble in 2012-13.

 

Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich and Mats Hummels scored Wednesday as Bayern moved to six points through three Champions League matches, good for second in Group B behind Paris Saint-Germain.

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