Bayern Munich have appointed Jupp Heynckes as their manager until the end of the season following Carlo Ancelotti's sacking. Ancelotti left in September with Bayern third in the Bundesliga, five points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Heynckes has coached Bayern three times before, most recently in 2013 when the side won the Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup treble. "I would not have returned to any other club in the world," he said. Heynckes considered retiring in 2013 after he was replaced by Pep Guardiola and at the time said he would not coach again in the Bundesliga. He will be starting on Monday and his first game will be when the German champions host SC Freiburg on October 14.