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Jupp Heynckes Returns To take Reins At Bayern Munich

Jupp Heynckes
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 01: Jupp Heynckes head coach of Bayern Muenchen celebrates victory in his last match after the DFB Cup Final match between FC Bayern Muenchen and VfB Stuttgart at Olympiastadion on June 1, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Bayern become the first German team to win the treble of league, cup and European Cup/Champions League. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

There aren’t many clubs in the world that would sack their manager whilst sat in second place, yet Bayern Munich are set to bring Jupp Heynckes out of retirement for his fourth spell as manager of the historic Bavarian club after Carlo Ancelotti’s abrupt exit.

According to reports in Germany, Bayern have settled on 72-year-old Heynckes as the man to succeed Ancelotti who lost his job last week.

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During his final season with the Bundesliga giants in 2013, Heynckes steered his side to the treble, then retired as Pep Guardiola took the helm.

At 72, Heynckes would be one of the oldest managers in Europe – five years older than Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger.

German publication Bild report: ‘The treble seemed to be the perfect, radiant, historical end of his professional career. And now he’s coming back.’

The veteran coach seems to be an ideal temporary fit for the German champions.

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Heynckes knows the club and the league inside out having spent seven years in charge cumulatively.

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His first spell in charge was between 1987-91 during which he led his side to the title twice.

It would be 18 years until Heynckes stood in the Bayern dugout once more as he was recalled in a caretaker role for the 2009 season.

He replaced Jurgen Klinsmann who had been sacked, with only five games remaining in the season. His team managed four wins and a draw which secured second place and qualification for the Champions League.

Two years at Bayer Leverkusen followed but it was announced he would return to Bayern, replacing Louis van Gaal for the 2011-12 campaign.

Heynckes held onto the position despite finishing runner-up in three competitions and what was to follow was a period of sustained success as Heynckes established the Bavarian club as a dominant force.

After it was announced that Guardiola was to be appointed as the new boss, Heynckes oversaw the league, cup and Champions League treble to bow out on an incredible high.

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It seemed his days on the sidelines were over and the vastly experienced manager even said: ‘I can assure you that I have no intention of coaching again. I had a worthy ending.’

But it looks like the 72-year-old former Borussia Mongchengladbach striker will return for another spell.

He is set to take the helm with Bayern that are trailing Borussia Dortmund by five points in the table.

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