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Bayern Munich set to appoint Jupp Heynckes as manager

Image: Bayern Munich have enticed Jupp Heynckes out of retirement, say Sky sources

Jupp Heynckes is close to becoming Bayern Munich's new manager after the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti, Sky sources understand.

The 72-year-old is set to return for a fourth spell in charge of the German champions, who he led to a Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League treble in 2013.

Heynckes retired after that successful season but is believed to have agreed a contract until the end of the season.

Bayern sacked Ancelotti as manager following last month's 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, with his assistant Willy Sagnol taking charge of the team on an interim basis.

Image: Bayern sacked Carlo Ancelotti last month after 15 months in charge

They drew 2-2 at Hertha Berlin last Sunday, leaving them five points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.

Former Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel had been strongly linked with the Bayern job, as was Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann.

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Bayern's next fixture is at home to Freiburg on October 14, and four days later they welcome Celtic to the Allianz Arena in the Champions League.

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