Heynckes back at Bayern until season's end

Oct 6, 2017 - 2:17 PM Jupp Heynckes comes out of retirement to coach Bayern Munich until the end of the season, the Bundesliga champions have confirmed.

The veteran Heynckes, 72, has not worked in football since leaving Bayern having won the treble of the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League in 2013.

"I would not have come back to any other club in the world but Bayern Munich is a matter of the heart for me," Heynckes said in a club statement. "My coaching team and I will now do everything to present the fans with successful football again. I'm looking forward to this task."

Heynckes will begin his fourth spell with Bayern on Monday after being in charge of the side between 1987 and 1991 before returning in 2009 and 2011-13. He will replace Carlo Ancelotti, sacked by the club last week after a 3-0 Champions League hammering at Paris Saint-Germain.

His first game will be at home to Freiburg on October 14 after the international break. Bayern are currently second in the Bundesliga, five points behind league leaders Borussia Dortmund.

Peter Hermann, who assisted Heynckes in his last spell with Bayern, and Hermann Gerland, currently head of the club youth system, will assist him. Hermann has secured his release from second division Fortuna Dusseldorf, where he was contracted to 2018, to return.

Source: AAP

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