Bayern Munich’s obsession to win Uefa Champions League frequently led them to hire world’s best managers in last four year, but they failed to win the most prized trophy. Once again they have recalled Jupp Heynckes, their most successful manager in history to rescue in trouble time.
Heynckes will take over Bayern job for the fourth time in his career. He coached Bayern from 1987-91, briefly took over managerial job in 2008/09 season, before successfully leading them from 2011 to 2013. The 72 year old manager took retirement from coaching after successfully leading Bavarians to win treble in 2013.
Once again, he has given task to lead the troubled German champion. He confirmed his meeting with club President Uli Hoeneb, board member Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and sports director Hasan Salihadmidzic in an interview with Rheinische Post as Bild reports.
They asked him to take over the office by summer 2018 and discussed many things. But Heynckes insists, “there is still nothing clear or in dry cloths. I have to analyze the whole thing first. Four and half years have passed since I left Bayern, and football has changed.”
Pep Guardiola arrived to Allianz Arena in 2013 after a year of sabbatical from football after successfully managing Barcelona for four years winning 14 trophies including two Champions League trophies. He won seven trophies during three seasons stay winning Bundeslia every season, but failed to deliver Champions League.
Carlo Ancelotti arrived last season at Bayern after successfully helping Real Madrid win La decimal of Uefa Champions League. The Italian manager has three Uefa Champions League medal to his name and he is one of the most reputed coach in the world. But, he also failed to deliver the most prized championship of Europe to the German giants. He delivered German championship title in his first season, and he got second chance to lead but things didn’t work out.
Ancelotti’s Bayern lost 3-0 to Paris Saint-Germain in Uefa Champions League 2017/18 second group game, and it arrived with two consecutive 2-2 draw against Wolfsburg and Hertha in domestic championship. The poor results coupled with Ancelotti’s problem with the club senior players.
It’s a trouble time for the Bavarians. They have lost the key players like Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso due to retirement, they have got the ageing squad in Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben, and haven’t got much back up for their ageing wingers. Heynckes will be able to solve Bayern problems is difficult to say, but he definitely feels the right choice with limited availability of top manager for the top jobs.