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Heynckes to miss Bayern v Schalke with flu

JuppHeynckes - cropped Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes (source: Bongarts)

Jupp Heynckes will not be in the dugout when Bayern Munich take on Schalke on Saturday due to illness.

The 72-year-old is bedbound with flu, meaning assistant coach Peter Hermann will lead the Bavarian giants at the Allianz Arena.

An official club statement read: “Bayern will have to make do without Jupp Heynckes in the top clash against Schalke.

“The head coach has to stay in bed due to a heavy bout of flu and will not be in the dugout.”

Bayern will hope to restore their 18-point lead at the Bundesliga summit with a victory after RB Leipzig closed in with a 2-0 win over Augsburg on Friday.

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