Jupp Heynckes appointed Bayern coach until end of season


The board of FC Bayern München AG and Jupp Heynckes have today reached an agreement for Heynckes to assume the position of FC Bayern München head coach from Monday 9 October until 30 June 2018.

Peter Hermann and Hermann Gerland will join Heynckes as his assistants. Peter Hermann has left his post as assistant coach at Bundesliga 2 leaders Fortuna Düsseldorf, while Hermann Gerland, current sporting head of the FC Bayern Campus, will step back from his work with the youth setup to assist the first team until the end of the season.

“There’s a great mutual trust between Jupp Heynckes and FC Bayern. That showed itself again in the conversations that Uli Hoeneß, Hasan Salihamidžić and I have had with him. We’re very thankful to Jupp that he’s accepted the offer of head coach. He’s the ideal coach for FC Bayern at this moment in time,” said Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić said: “Jupp Heynckes is a master of man management and tactics. We’re convinced he’s exactly the right man to get the team back on track and achieve our aims.”

Jupp Heynckes commented: “I wouldn’t have returned to any other club in the world, but FC Bayern München are very close to my heart. My coaching staff and I will now do everything to bring back successful football for the fans. I’m very much looking forward to this challenge.”

Jupp Heynckes and his assistants Peter Hermann and Hermann Gerland are best remembered among football fans for guiding FC Bayern to the treble in 2013. In his two previous spells at Bayern, Heynckes won two Bundesliga titles and is thus one of the most successful coaches in the club’s history.