Bayern offers managerial stint to old friend Heynckes

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Bayern Munich is hoping for help from an old friend to stabilize its hopes of a 27th German championship. (again)

The five-time reigning champions recently parted ways with Carlo Ancelotti, giving Willy Sagnol the keys on an interim basis.

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Sky Sports reports that Jupp Heynckes says he’s been offered the job for the remainder of the season.

“It’s not clear yet or signed,” he told German site RPonline, “I have to analyse the whole thing first. Four and a half years have passed since I left Bavaria, and football has changed.”

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The 72-year-old has led the club on three occasions, in stints ranging from 35 days to four-plus seasons. Heynckes possesses a Champions League title and three Bundesliga crowns with Bayern, and also won the 1997-98 UCL with Real Madrid.

Should he accept the gig, Heynckes will become the first manager to manage Bayern on four separate occasions.