Guess who's back, back again. Jupp Heynckes is reportedly back for the forth time, tell a friend.
As if the Bayern Munich managerial search needed to get any crazier, multiple reports from Germany say the 72-year-old Heynckes will take charge of the German champions until the end of the season.
According to another report Heynckes, who retired after his third stint with Bayern that culminated in the club winning its first treble during the 2012-13 season, is the choice as caretaker manager for two reasons: Talks with Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann never got off the ground because he is under contract until 2021 and talks with former Borussia Dortmund Thomas Tuchel did not progress fast enough for Bayern brass.
Ironically, Nagelsmann was spotted in Munich on Wednesday.
In between his previous two full-time stints with Bayern, Heynckes did take on a caretaker role at the club after Jurgen Klinsmann was fired with five games to play during the 2008-09 season.
It appears Heynckes will reportedly ride to the rescue one more time.
Update: Heynckes confirms offer
Heynckes confirmed to German outlet Rheinische Post that Bayern did offer him the job through the end of the season but that he needs to think about it.
"Nothing is clear yet, or a done deal, I have to analyze the whole thing,” Heynckes said. “Four and a half years have passed since the end of my time at Bayern, and the game of soccer has changed/evolved further."