Bayern Munich were pushed into a crisis state when they lost to Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 on a forgettable night. The result had triggered the Bayern chiefs to sack Carlo Ancelotti.
Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge were smart to recall treble winning Jupp Heynckes from retirement and the German had gladly accepted the chance to help his beloved team.
With Heynckes only contracted until the end of the season, there has been plenty of talk about the new manager to take over at Allianz Arena next summer. Media outlets have linked almost every potential world-class manager to the German giants over the past few weeks.
From Julian Nagelsmann to Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, it seems Bayern are not short of options, as per the reports. But the Bayern board are clever in their approach and they now have plenty of time to think over a new manager. Ralph Hasenhüttl is another coach linked to Bayern since Ancelotti’s departure.
But the RB Leipzig manager was quick to dismiss about his possibility of moving to Munich next season. The Austrian believes that he still needs time before managing a huge club like Bayern Munich.
“I cannot be a candidate for Bayern Munich,” Hasenhüttl told Sport Bild.
"FC Bayern are able to get every coach in the world. At the level, it is important that I move to the highest level in the Champions League," he added.
The 50-year-old Hasenhüttl is one of the highly rated coaches in Europe and was widely recognized for his efforts at Leipzig, making the club a Bundesliga contender in his first season with them last year.
Hasenhüttl played for FC Bayern II during 2002-2004 and knows the club from inside, which could be a major factor for the board in selecting the next manager.
With Hasenhüttl ruling himself out, Bayern will assess other options as they are keen to make an announcement over the new manager during January or February.
"At the end of January, beginning of February we will announce something. We have to look slowly who will be the coach," Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky Sport.