Four years Jupp Heynckes retired after winning the treble with Bayern Munich in 2013. Now he returns to take over the team after a string of lackluster performances against weaker teams in the Bundesliga. The top brass in Bayern will hope that Heynckes can right the ship. This appointment comes after Carlo Ancelotti’s sacking following a terrible 3-0 defeat to PSG. Ancelotti's assistant Willy Sagnol didn't help matters by drawing a game against Hertha Berlin.

Who is Jupp Heynckes?

It will be the 72-year-old’s first managerial job since leading the German giants to the 2013 treble. It was the first time a German club has won the Bundesliga, Champions League, and German Cup titles in a one season.

During the 2012-13 campaign, Bayern lifted the domestic trophy after a 4-3 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach. Just a week later Arjen Robben had a second-half winner over fellow German giant Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final. A score of 3-2 over VfB Stuttgart meant Bayern completed the treble.

Who wins now that Heynckes is the manager?

Heynckes is only going to be a stopgap manager for Bayern until they can find a replacement. However, even as a stopgap, Heynckes has managed the team before and many of the players back in 2012-13 season remains in the current Bayern squad. So, these are the people who benefit with Heynckes taking charge once again.

  • Thomas Muller
  • The versatile forward saw his form dip since last season with Ancelotti as the manager, and it continued into the new season. Heynckes have experience with Muller and would know how to get him back in form.
  • Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry
  • The two veterans aged 33 and 34 respectively has been left frustrated and angry at the treatment they received at the hands of Ancelotti. While they are both old, Heynckes will plainly see them get the minutes they want without damaging the progress of the younger players in the side.
  • Jerome Boateng
  • It was Heynckes that saw the potential in Boateng. Originally played on the flanks, Heynckes trusted Boateng to be the center of the Bayern defense. That trust has paid off and with interest. Boateng sees Heynckes as an influential figure, and no doubt will be glad to see him again.
  • Julian Nagelsmann
  • The young 30-year-old has next to no experience in managing a big club like Bayern. He has told reporters of his fantasy of leading Bayern, but one more year of managing Hoffenheim can’t hurt.