Bayern Munich are preparing to sack their coach Louis van Gaal tomorrow after the club drew 1-1 in the Bavarian derby with Nuernberg on Saturday.
Bild am Sonntag reports that board members Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Uli Hoeness and Karl Hopfner met with sporting director Christian Nerlinger tonight at club headquarters to decide Van Gaal's fate.
Van Gaal is due to leave the club at the end of the season but with Hannover's victory over Mainz, Bayern's hopes of Champions League football have receded. With next year's final at Bayern's Allianz Arena, the club have decided they cannot run the risk of missing out.
Current Bayer Leverkusen coach Jupp Heynckes has already agreed to take over at the start of next season in what will be his third spell in charge of der Rekordmeister.
Should Van Gaal be released, his assistant Andries Jonker, a former Willem II coach, is the most likely candidate to take the position of interim coach for the rest of the season. Bayern are currently a point behind Hannover in fourth place in the Bundesliga with five more rounds of matches remaining.