JUPP HENYCKES has revealed that barking helped him make up his mind to return to Bayern Munich.

The 72-year-old coach was confirmed as Carlo Ancelotti’s short-term replacement at Celtic’s Euro rivals last week.

And Heynckes, who led the team to a Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup treble in 2013, admitted his entire household backed his decision to again take charge.

He said: “It’s been a difficult time, but my wife and my daughter said I should do it.


“My dog also barked twice, so that meant I should do it!”

Italian Ancelotti was sacked the day after the team’s 3-0 loss at Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last month.

Heynckes added: “We need to give the other players more confidence.

“Success is the most important thing. From a sporting point of view, many things must be changed and improved.

“It’s no secret that Thomas Muller isn’t playing to his full potential or that Jerome Boateng has struggled after a series of bad injuries.

“I know what I have to do. I need to sit down and speak to the players and re-instil that feeling of togetherness. I have a clear plan.

“Despite this difficult phase, I am confident that the team will quickly show a different side.”

Bayern now face seven games in three weeks following the international break, including league and Cup games against Leipzig, two games against Brendan Rodgers’ side and a match in Dortmund on November 4.

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