Ottmar Hitzfeld has revealed that he will delay making decision on a new contract at Bayern Munich until March next year.
Hitzfeld returned to the Allianz Arena in February, and even though his contract is set to expire at the end of the current season, the 58-year-old is in no hurry to open negotiations over a new deal.
“We won’t be making a decision until March or April,” Hitzfeld told Bild.
“It really depends on how I feel then. How will my body cope with everything? How much stress will I be under? These are all important factors.”
After Bayern failed to qualify for the Champions League last season for the first time Hitzfeld embarked upon rebuilding the side over the summer, making several high profile signings including Italian World Cup winner Luca Toni and French international Franck Ribery.