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Bayern Munich’s next manager will instantly make them the best team in the world again

Jupp Heynckes will return to club he left in 2013 after the Bundesliga giants axed Carlo Ancelotti

He’s known for the biggest mic drop in return memory.

With Bayern Munich dead set on appointing Pep Guardiola manager in the summer of 2013, Jupp Heynckes made his employers think twice by winning the treble before strolling off into the sunset.


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Now the 72-year-old will return to the Bavarian club to replace Carlo Ancelotti.

Heynckes has been coaxed out of retirement to take over from caretaker Willy Sagnol until the end of the season.

Bayern have struggled by their standards at the start of this season having failed to win three of their seven league fixtures.

They were also thoroughly dispatched in the Champions League by PSG.

Heynckes is a popular man in Munich

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Heynckes is a popular man in Munich

Former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel was considered, as was Julian Nagelsmann from Hoffenheim.

But the length of time to negotiate getting them into the club was taking too long.


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There were reports that five players had turned on Ancelotti, leading to his eventual departure following the defeat in Paris.

Arjen Robben criticised the Italian’s lazy approach to training sessions.

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Heynckes retired from football after leading Bayern to the treble in his second spell at the club.

The Man City boss held a secret lunch date with Bayern Munich to give his opinion on who they should appoint as their next manager.

Pep Guardiola met with Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness to discuss the club's new manager

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Pep still cares for his old club

The former Bayern boss flew to Munich where he met Bayern president Uli Hoeness in an exclusive Italian restaurant.

Hoeness wanted to seek advice from Guardiola on the candidates for the job of taking over from Ancelotti after the club’s faltering start to the season.

Heynckes made Bayern the best club in the world in 2013 — can he do it again five seasons on?