Although Jupp Heynckes looks more like a James Bond villain than a football manager, the German’s past success at Bayern Munich has earned him a fourth spell in the hot seat at the Allianz.
The 72-year-old has been confirmed that he’ll take charge of the German giants for the rest of the season, as the Bundesliga club look to regroup following the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti, who already seems to be back in employment.
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The abrupt sacking of Ancelotti was a statement from the German giants of moving into a new era; however, the hiring of Heynckes is a move backward with the appointment of a former coach and bringing back a footballing philosophy that has already been maximised at the club.
There will be another familiar face at the Allianz with Heynckes requesting the services of Peter Hermann, his number two when Bayern won the treble in 2013.
“I received an offer from Jupp to go to Bayern with him and I want to do it. I have spoken with Fortuna and, of course, Friedhelm too — it’s what I want to do.
“It’s something special with Jupp. It’s not easy for me to leave here but Fortuna is top of the table and on the right path. Tears will flow anyway.”
— Peter Hermann
Heynckes hasn’t been in management since that treble-winning season in 2013, and will be looking to turn Bayern’s fortunes around following the Bundesliga holders dropping seven points from seven games and getting humiliated by summer spendaholics, PSG.
Former Dortmund boss, Thomas Tuchel, has been mentioned as a potential long-term appointment for Bayern, as the German powerhouse looks to continue the ‘big brother-little brother’ relationship with their German rivals.
Heynckes first job will be to peg Dortmund back with Bayern trailing them by five points in the league, and that starts with his first game back in the hot seat at home to SC Freiburg.