The frightening part is that Bayern Munich might only be better next season. The catch is that their new manager almost certainly can't be that.
Bayern Munich won their fifth European title Saturday with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund in a thrilling and tightly contested UEFA Champions League final at London's Wembley Stadium. Arjen Robben assisted the opener and scored the winner as both he and his team earned redemption for the excruciating failures of the recent past.
Along the touchline, another tale took shape as the outgoing architect, retiring manager Jupp Heynckes, celebrated the second of what could be three trophies won in a profoundly dominant season.
Already champions of Germany in record style, Heynckes' Bayern steamrolled to the Champions League final with authoritative two-legged victories over European powers Juventus and Barcelona in the knockout rounds. And with Dortmund now conquered, only Stuttgart in next weekend's German Cup final can prevent Bayern from claiming their historic treble and a place among Europe's greatest-ever teams.