German defending champions Bayern Munich on Friday announced that coach Jupp Heynckes would take the helm until the end of the football season. We are very grateful to Jupp. "At this moment in time, he is the ideal coach for Bayern".
The Bundesliga champions opted to part with their Italian coach on the back of a slow start to the 2017-18 campaign, which culminated in a 3-0 Champions League defeat at Paris Saint-Germain.
"Heynckes is a master of leadership and tactics", Salihamidzic said. We are convinced that he is exactly the right man to lead the team back into success in the current situation and to achieve our goals.
Heynckes will be assisted once again by Peter Hermann and Hermann Gerland.
Heynckes first took charge of Bayern in 1987 before returning as caretaker manager in 2009.
Carlo Ancelotti said the goal of his visit to Jerusalem was to foster peaceful coexistence between children of different faiths through football in a really special and hard environment.
"There is a great bond between Bayern and Jupp". "I owe him a lot and want to give him something back".
Despite his age, Heynckes says he feels "fit" enough to coach Bayern, who he led to the Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup treble in 2013.
"I would not have returned to any other club in the world, but FC Bayern Munich is a love affair for me", Heynckes commented on his appointment. "My training team and I will now do everything for the team to present successful soccer to the fans again. I'm looking forward to it".
Italian Ancelotti took over last season but was sacked after Bayern slipped to second place in the league, twice squandering two-goal leads in consecutive games.
It was the second time Heynckes won the trophy, after his 1997-98 triumph with Real Madrid, and his third Champions League final after Bayern lost at home to Chelsea on penalties in 2012.