Bayern bring Heynckes back as Ancelotti's successor

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Having led the Bundesliga giants to a historic treble during his last stint in Bavaria, the experienced coach is to take in a fourth spell at the helm

Bayern Munich have announced that Jupp Heynckes is to succeed Carlo Ancelotti at the Allianz Arena and take in a fourth spell at the helm.

The Bundesliga champions opted to part with their Italian coach on the back of a slow start to the 2017-18 campaign, which culminated in a 3-0 Champions League defeat at Paris Saint-Germain.

Willy Sagnol was handed the reins on an interim basis, but Bayern have moved quickly to acquire the services of a more experienced tactician to see them through until the end of the season.

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the club’s official website on the appointment of Heynckes: "There is a great deal of trust between Jupp Heynckes and Bayern. The conversations that Uli Hoeness, Hasan Salihamidzic and I have shown this again. We are very grateful to Jupp for being taking a caretaker role. He is currently the ideal coach for Bayern."

Heynckes added: "I wouldn't have returned to any other club in the world, but Bayern Munich is a love affair for me.

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"My coaching staff and I will now do everything to make sure the team give the fans successful football. I am very much looking forward to this task.”

Heynckes first took the reins at Bayern in 1987.

He guided them to two Bundesliga titles before being relieved of his duties in 1991.

A second stint also saw him fill a caretaker post in Bavaria, as he replaced the axed Jurgen Klinsmann in April 2009.

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Bayern came calling again in 2011, and enjoyed a trophy-laden two seasons under Heynckes.

He led the club to a historic treble in 2012-13, with Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and Champions League crowns secured.

Heynckes was then moved out to make way for the arrival of Pep Guardiola, but is now back in familiar surroundings.

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