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Jupp Heynckes appointed Bayern coach until end of season

The board of FC Bayern München AG and Jupp Heynckes have today reached an agreement until 30 June 2018. Jupp Heynckes will take over the position of head coach of FC Bayern München from Monday (9 October).

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 man 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 people 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: “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 all football fans for the treble in 2013. In his two previous spells at Bayern, Heynckes won two German titles and is the most successful coach in the club’s history.

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