Breaking News Bar
updated: 10/6/2017 7:57 AM

Bayern Munich appoints Jupp Heynckes as coach for 4th time

Success - Article sent! close

BERLIN -- Bayern Munich has coaxed Jupp Heynckes out of retirement to coach the team for the fourth time.

Bayern says the 72-year-old Heynckes, who led Bayern to a Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup treble before retiring in 2013, will take over until the end of the season.

Previous coach Carlo Ancelotti was fired after 14 months in charge on Sept. 28 following Bayern's 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

Despite winning the Bundesliga in his first season, Ancelotti was on shaky ground after a poor start to the league this season. Bayern is already five points behind leader Borussia Dortmund after seven matches.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.