Jupp Heynckes, the experienced Bayer Leverkusen manager who won’t be renewing his contract at the BayArena, will become the new coach of Bayern Munich this summer.
Bayern officials visited the home of the 65-year-old yesterday and he has agreed to return for a third spell as manager, having previously been at the helm of FC Hollywood from 1987-91 and again in 2009.
Heynckes will return as replacement for Louis van Gaal, the Dutchman who guided the club to a domestic double in 2010 and the final of the Champions League, but whose side have struggled to keep pace with an outstanding Borussia Dortmund this term and currently languish in fourth place.
Heynckes has signed a two-year-deal with Bayern and CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says that the former Real Madrid and Benfica manager was their first choice.
“Jupp Heynckes was the candidate we were wishing for, we’re very fortunate” said Rummenigge on the club website.
“I’m convinced that we will have a successful working relationship with Jupp Heynckes.”