Jupp Heynckes is set to return to Bayern Munich as their next manager, according to Christian Falk.

The Sport Bild journalist claims Heynckes is returning to Munich, after Carlo Ancelotti was sacked earlier this week.

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He claims that Heynckes is about to be announced as Bayern Munich’s new manager. This comes after Carlo Ancelotti was relieved of his duties earlier this week.

Ancelotti was given the boot with Bayern sitting second in the Bundesliga, five points behind table-toppers Borussia Dortmund.

Heynckes has been retired since 2013, which is when he left Bayern Munich – after winning the treble with them. He won the Bundesliga, domestic cup and Champions League in one season before leaving the club.

This will be his fourth stint as manager of Bayern, although it will only be his third on a full-time basis. He spent a period of time as caretaker manager in 2009, before returning to the club in 2011.

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