The German carried forward his killer instinct and tactical acumen which translated into fast-paced, energetic football when he commenced his managerial career. His achievements include winning the Bundesliga thrice with Bayern Munich in three different spells including the famous treble of 2013. He also won the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid in 1998 and the UEFA Intertoto cup with Schalke 04 in 2003 & 2004. In 2013, Heynckes participated in his 1000th Bundesliga match as player and manager combined, and he became the man with the second-most appearances in Bundesliga history. His final game as manager was against Borussia Monchengladbach and this was the best possible send-off for a true legend of the game.