Report suggests that Bayern Munich are set to force Jupp Heynckes out of retirement to replace the sacked Carlo Ancelotti for his fourth spell at the club.
According to reports in Germany, 72-year-old Heynckes has once again been chosen as successor to manage the historic Bavarian club and bring them back to there rightful place .
Heynckes before his retirement in 2013 guided the Bundesliga giants to successful titles steering his side to the treble in same year before calling it a career in management and making way for Pep Guardiola to take over
‘The treble looked to be the radiant and perfect way to end of his professional career as a manager but now, he’s coming back and the question remains if the perfect end will remain perfect!
At 72, Heynckes would be one of the oldest managers in Europe – five years older than Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger.
Heynckes knows the club and the league inside out having spent seven years in charge cumulatively.
Going through his previous times at Bayern, His first spell in charge was between 1987-91 during which he led his side to the German title twice.
18 years later, he was called back to take charge as a care taker coach in 2009 season after Jurgen Klinsmann had been sacked with just five games remaining in the season. Heynckes then ended the season without losing a game by managing four wins and a draw in the remaining five fixtures to secure second spot and qualified his team for the champion’s league.
The next two years was spent at Bayer Leverkusen but it was announced he would return to Bayern, replacing former Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal for the 2011-12 campaign.
The 72-year-old former Borussia Mongchengladbach striker then held on to the position as manager despite finishing runner-up in three competitions which then later paid off with a successive period of sustained success as Heyckes established the Bavarian club as a dominant force.
Heynckes oversaw the league, cup and Champions League treble to bow out on an incredible high despite the announcement of Pep Guardoila prio to his third trophy for that season and It looked certain his days on the sidelines were over and the highly proficient manager declared: ‘I can assure you that I have no intention of coaching again. I had a worthy ending.’
He is now set to take charge once again with Bayern in second place, trailing behind Borussia Dortmund by five points in the Bundesliga table.