Heynckes set to succeed Ancelotti at crisis-hit Bayern

Heynckes set to succeed Ancelotti at crisis-hit Bayern

Heynckes set to succeed Ancelotti at crisis-hit Bayern

Veteran German coach Jupp Heynckes (AFP pic below) confirmed reports yesterday that he is considering a return to Bayern Munich following Carlo Ancelotti's dismissal.

After winning the German title in 2016/17, Ancelotti was sacked last week in the wake of Bayern's 3-0 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.

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Jupp Heynckes has been appointed Bayern Munich boss until the end of the season.

Returning to FC Hollywood for the fourth time, Heynckes brings with Hermann Gerland who previously served as Head of the Bayern Academy, and assistant coach of Fortuna Dusseldorf, Peter Hermann, a figure who assisted Heynckes in Munich in 2009-2013. "I feel just wonderful!" - quoted Heynckes the German edition of "Kicker". He also stated: "There is a great bond of trust between FC Bayern and Jupp Heynckes".

According to the Bild newspaper, Heynckes, who also led Real Madrid to the Champions League title and coached Benfica, Athletic Bilbao and a string of Bundesliga clubs, will take over until the end of the season.

"It's not yet done and dusted", the 72-year-old Heynckes told local paper Rheinische Post.

"My coaching team and I will now work on presenting our fans with successful football again".

Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic added: "We're convinced that he is exactly the right man in this situation to lead the team to success and achieve our goals".

Heynckes faces a hard task in attempting to get the best out of a Bayern squad that have lacked cohesion at times this season, while the club were also criticised in some quarters for their recruitment policy in the summer transfer window when they focused mainly on bringing in players with potential as opposed to established stars.

"For now I'll have 10 months off and then I'll start looking for a new club", he said.

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