Recently appointed as the head coach for Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, Jupp Heynckes has been left impressed with the presence of players like Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels in the team.
Muller had to adjust with warming the bench under Ancelotti and after Bayern's 2-0 win over Werder Bremen on Bundesliga matchday two, Muller expressed his anguish as he said, “Obviously my qualities are not entirely wanted. I don't know what the coach [Ancelotti] expects of me.”
However, Muller would be glad that the new coach with whom he won the treble in the 2012-13 season thinks very highly of him.
Heynckes said in an interview with Goal that, "In team hierarchies, it’s necessary that players are leaders both on the pitch and in the dressing room.”
Speaking of Muller, the German coach continued, “Thomas [Müller] can do that. He’s smart enough, and we also recognise everything he’s already done for this club. He’s still a tremendous player.”
Citing Bayern's main central defenders, Heynckes concluded, "We need a hierarchy and leaders that can decide on issues that concern the team, for example Mats Hummels or Jerome Boateng. They’re world champions and proven players. They also have to want to be leaders.”