Survey results: Bayern fans want Heynckes to stay, divided on Vidal
survey results
Survey results: Bayern fans want Heynckes to stay, divided on Vidal

A crushing majority of Bayern fans want Jupp Heynckes to stay as coach, but they are divided on Arturo Vidal’s future. Our survey results for January.

Jupp Heynckes has brought form and success back to Bayern. Do you want him to stay?

  • Yes: 91%
  • No: 9%

That is a pretty convincing percentage. Nearly everyone wants Jupp to extend his fourth stint. Let’s hope he feels like it!

Were Heynckes not to stay beyond June 2018, who would you want the club to hire among these rumoured men?

  • Julian Nagelsmann: 21.6%
  • Jürgen Klopp: 48.2%
  • Thomas Tuchel: 30.3%

Nagelsmann’s star has faded since the Autumn, and understandably so. Klopp seems to be the favourite due to his reputation as a passionate coach. Not sure that Tuchel enjoys that.

Arturo Vidal’s form has been inconsistent. Should the club sell him this summer?

  • Yes: 49.1%
  • No: 50.9%

Aren’t we divided? This is the single most controversial question at FC Bayern now, especially since Leon Goretzka agreed to a free transfer in the summer.

Kingsley Coman is the present and future on the wings. Who should be his counterpart?

  • Anthony Martial: 14.6%
  • Lorenzo Insigne: 8.4%
  • Malcom: 10.4%
  • Serge Gnabry: 45.6%
  • Someone else: 21.1%

Reader suggestions for “someone else”: Leon Bailey, Julian Brandt, Christian Pulisic, Amine Harit, Florian Thauvin, Julian Draxler, Domenico Berardi

Sven Ulreich’s contract expires this summer. Should Bayern re-sign him?

  • Yes: 91%
  • No: 9%

Well, you got it in February!

Javi Martinez is a:

  • Defensive midfielder: 90.3%
  • Central defender: 9.7%

We asked for it for four years. Heynckes has provided it. Readers approve.

Rafinha’s contract expires this summer. You want Bayern to:

  • Extend: 37.6%
  • Let him go: 62.4%

Often underrated, now he may be on his way out.

Your thoughts on Corentin Tolisso:

  • Believe in his development: 88.3%
  • Not Bayern material: 11.7%

I expected weaker numbers but welcome the response. He has serious talent.

Is James Rodriguez one hell of a steal?

  • Yes: 96.4%
  • No: 3.6%

What was not obvious six months ago now is the elephant in the room.

Can Bayern win the Champions League in 2018?

  • Yes: 89.9%
  • No: 10.1%

You guys may be overly confident, but I like the spirit.

Note: This non-scientific survey was answered by 1461 participants and conducted from January 30 to February 11, 2018.

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