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Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes was fired by Real Madrid in 1998 days after leading the Spanish giant to its first European title in 32 years.

The 67-year-old German is trying to become the fourth coach to lead two different clubs to the title of the European Cup, which was rebranded as the Champions League in 1992. The others are: Ernst Happel of Austria (Feyenoord 1970; Hamburger SV 1983), Germany’s Ottmar Hitzfeld (Dortmund 1997; Bayern 2001), and Jose Mourinho of Portugal (FC Porto 2004; Inter Milan 2010.

For his part, Heynckes has a message for Chelsea’s owner: Keep Di Matteo no matter how Saturday’s game ends. Heynckes says Di Matteo has made a “good impression” on him.

“I’d tell Abramovich to stick with him,” he said.