Jupp Heynckes appointed Bayern manager till end of the season


Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have appointed Jupp Heynckes as the head coach of the club till the end of the 2017/2018 season following Carlo Ancelotti’s departure.

The 72 year old was on retirement from football following the 2012/13 season in which he led Bayern to an unprecedented treble of the Bundesliga,  DFB Cup and the UEFA Champions League title. The trophy haul also led to him winning the FIFA World Coach of the Year award in 2013.

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Ancelotti was relieved of his managerial duties after a disappointing start to the current campaign. The 3:0 defeat to PSG in the Champions League was the worst the club could take. Assistant coach Willy Sagnol took over the first team and drew 2:2 away to Hertha Berlin, a result which relegated the Bundesliga Champions to 5 points off the top spot, being occupied by fierce rivals Borussia Dortmund.

This appointment signals Jupp Heynckes fourth spell with Bayern, having previously managed from 1987-1991, a five game spell in 2009, and most recently from 2011-2013

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