Heynckes set for Bayern appointment; reports of role for Alonso

Date published: Thursday 5th October 2017 10:13

Jupp Heynckes is set to be appointed as Bayern Munich’s new manager on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

The Bundesliga giants dismissed Carlo Ancelotti last week following their disappointing 3-0 Champions League defeat to PSG in the Champions League.

Since then, the likes of Julian Nagelsmann, Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel and Luis Enrique have all been linked with the vacancy.

However, widespread reports in Germany suggest Heynckes is about to be drafted in as their new manager – the fourth time in his career he has taken charge of the club.

The 72-year-old retired from football in 2013 after guiding the German club to the Treble.

He also had a spell with the Bundesliga side from 1987 to 1991, as well as some time as caretaker manager in 2009.

There are some claims that Xabi Alonso, who retired from football in at the end of last season, as well as Willy Sagnol, will be his assistants.

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