Franck Ribery Admits to 'Special Relationship' With Returning Bayern Boss Jupp Heynckes

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Speaking to Kicker, Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery was all talk about his 'special Relationship' with the returning Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes.

Back in 2013, Ribery had arguably his best season with the Bavarian's as they successfully achieved a treble of Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and Champions League. 

Under the guidance of Heynckes at the time, Ribery now claims that the manager was the reason behind his star studded season, which also saw him pick up the Footballer of the Year award.


"Ours is a special relationship, a trusting one not it's sincere. He was the reason why I was so good in 2013.

"When we met again for the first time at Sabener St [Bayern HQ] we fell into each other's arms."

Ribery states that everyone is delighted with the return of the former boss, just days after the Bavarian's overtook Borussia Dortmund in the league standings for the first time since their opening game to claim top spot. 

"I'm very happy that he is back. He knows what I can do. He gives the players self-confidence and talks up our strengths.

"He's breathed new life into the team and created a great spirit."

That new lease of life will be important for a confident Munich side as they come up against second place Dortmund this weekend at the Signal Iduna Park. 

As for Ribery himself, he remains sidelined after suffering a horrendous twisted knee earlier this month against Hertha Berlin. Despite facing several months out, Ribery is confident that the progress he is making will have him back on the pitch in no time. 

"I'm very pleased. I am working hard with a lot of weight training and stability exercises. It's looking good."

With his recovery going well and under the guidance of old boss Heynckes it seems the French winger is willing to stick around at Bayern for quite some time. 

"If possible I want to end my career at Bayern". 

Only time will tell if Ribery can recreate his form that saw him receive plaudits from all of Europe back in 2013, but one thing is for sure is that the Bayern are back on the winning trail and eyeing up another Bundesliga title.