Bayern Munich have been able to persuade Jupp Heynckes to come out of a retirement and manage the club for a fourth spell. The 72-year-old has been appointed as the replacement for Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked a few weeks back. A 3-0 loss against Paris St Germain led to the club decided to make a change, as Bayern Munich have been looking mediocre at the start of the 2017-18 campaign. The return of Jupp Heynckes is not a major surprise, as he may be the best stopgap solution that the Bundesliga club have at the moment.
A number of big-name managers like Thomas Tuchel, who previously coached Borussia Dortmund, and Julian Nagelsmann, who is in charge of Hoffenheim, had been expected to be announced as the replacement for Ancelotti. Yet, Bayern have decided to take things slowly until the end of the season. However, they would be bringing in a manager who has had immense success with Bayern in the past. Heynckes has incredible experience at the top level, and he went into retirement in 2013 after having completed a treble – Champions League, Bundesliga, and German Cup – with the Bavarian outfit.
Even though there are concerns about the age, Heynckes’ experience may be enough to see him through. The manager admitted that he would not have returned to management for any other club apart from Bayern Munich. The immediate task for Heynckes will be to revive a fragile confidence at the club. Bayern are winless in the last three matches of all competitions.