It looks like Bayern Munich are about to play their wild card in the race of appointing the manager for the Bundesliga giants by rehiring Jupp Heynckes after sacking Carlo Ancelotti last week. The sudden firing of Ancelotti came after Bayern were thrashed at the part de prance 4-0 by French league leaders PSG led by the formidable force of Neymar, Cavani and Mbbape upfront. “Ancelotti had five star players against him in the end,” said Bayern president Uli Hoeness. “That would not have been sustainable,” the president added.

The sacking of Carlo Ancelotti came in the form of a shocking surprise as his sudden departure was never on the cards. Following that, Bayern’s search for new manager which began last week perhaps have come to a conclusion with the rumoured appointment of Jupp Heynckes, who is no stranger to the Bavarian fans as the former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich manager has tasted the UEFA Champions League success with the German club. As per reports he will only be the helping hand only for this season as Heynckes will only stay at Bayern till season end.

What makes Heynckes’ resume well-built and incomparable is that he won the treble with Munich in 2014 where his then led side defeated their arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund in the mega German Champions League final. At the age of 72, Heynckes will be serving the 4-times European Champions for the 4th time as he looks all set to come out of his retirement as a manager. In his first spell, Heynckes helped Bayern in clinching the league titles twice between 1987 and 1991. Heynckes then returned to the club again in 2009 but only for six games as an interim manager when Jurgen Klinsmann was shown the door. In 2011, he marked his third term when Louis Van Gaal decided to call time.

First Published | 5 October 2017 4:33 PM
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