Bayern Munich brings back Jupp Heynckes as interim boss

Bayern Munich announced Friday the club has hired former manager Jupp Heynckes to replace the recently sacked Carlo Ancelotti, with the 72-year-old taking over on an interim basis until the end of the season.

The Bavarian outfit fired Ancelotti after a 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, after which Heynckes emerged as a leading candidate. He now returns to work on the touchline of the Allianz Arena, where he’ll be joined by assistants Peter Hermann and Hermann Gerland, both of whom took on roles elsewhere after Heynckes’ last stint at the club ended.

“There’s a great mutual trust between Jupp Heynckes and FC Bayern,” club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a statement. “That showed itself again in the conversations that Uli Hoeness, Hasan Salihamidzic, and I have had with him. We’re very thankful to Jupp that he’s accepted the offer of head coach. He’s the ideal man for FC Bayern at this moment in time.”

Salihamidzic added: “Jupp Heynckes is a master of people management and tactics. We’re convinced he’s exactly the right man to get the team back on track and achieve our aims.”

It’s the fourth time Heynckes has occupied the role …read more