The former Barcelona boss will replace the 67-year-old when he retires in the summer.
"I think it is good - handing the job from one who has seen everything to a younger coach who has already been pretty successful," Heynckes told reporters.
"My successor is a wise man. He analysed the top European clubs and realised Bayern Munich is the club he can be most successful at.
"I would not go to England as a coach and don't know what will happen in four months time or how the owner will react."
Bayern will host Greuther Furth in the Bundesliga on Saturday.