Jupp Heynckes ‘to return to Bayern Munich as manager’ – reports

Heynckes ‘to return to Bayern Munich as manager’ – reports
By Eurosport

04/10/2017 at 23:30Updated 05/10/2017 at 08:23

Bayern Munich are set to appoint Jupp Heynckes as manager until the end of the season, according to reports.

The 72-year-old, who led Bayern to the treble in 2013, is set to step into the role until the end of the season following the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti, claim BILD.

German champions Bayern are without a win in their last three matches in all competitions, having dropped to second place, five points off leaders Borussia Dortmund and have twice in a row squandered a two-goal lead in the league.

It will be Heynckes’ fourth time at the helm at Bayern, having been in charge on a permanent basis between 1987-1991, and 2011-2013, while also taking temporary charge in 2009.

Heynckes won the Champions League in 2013 and also coached Benfica, Athletic Bilbao and a string of Bundesliga clubs, will take over until the end of the season.

Ancelotti’s former assistant Willy Sagnol had been in charge of first team affairs since the dismissal of the Italian.

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Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann had been tipped to succeed Ancelotti, but may yet land the job next season if Heynckes is given a one-year deal.

With additional reporting Reuters

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