Jupp Heynckes confirms Bayern Munich return

  • Jupp Heynckes confirms Bayern Munich return

Jupp Heynckes confirms Bayern Munich return

Bayern Munich have announced the return of former manager Jupp Heynckes, who will replace Carlo Ancelotti as first-team manager until the end of the season.

Bayern are five points adrift of Bundesliga pacesetters Borussia Dortmund, while they are in a battle to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages after a 3-0 defeat at Paris Saint-Germain.

The announcement was done via the club's Twitter account saying: "Jupp Heynckes will take over as #FCBayern head coach until the end of the season".

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Heynckes first led Bayern from 1987 to 1991, then briefly in 2009 as caretaker, and from 2011 until 2013.

The German champion Bayern Munich was named the new head coach.

"I would not have returned to any other club in the world", he said. "I feel just wonderful!" - quoted Heynckes the German edition of "Kicker". "I don't want to come back earlier than that but inside I still want to coach every single day, therefore I don't think I would join a national team". Hermann Gerland, who also worked with Heynckes in his previous spell, will also return to the dugout with him, temporarily stepping aside from his current role in charge of the club's academy. "I'm very much looking forward to this challenge", he added.

Heynckes confirmed that he met with Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, president Uli Hoeness and director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic. "We are thankful that Jupp has accepted the job as our head coach".

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