GERMAN legend Jupp Heynckes is on the brink of becoming Bayern Munich’s new manager after last week’s sacking of Carlo Ancelotti.
The 72-year-old coach is set to return for a fourth spell in charge of Celtic’s Champions League rivals who he led to a Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League treble in 2013.
Heynckes retired after that successful campaign, but, according to reports in Bavaria, is believed to have agreed a contract until the end of the season.
The German giants sacked Ancelotti, who had been in charge for 15 months, following the 3-0 hammering from Paris Saint-Germain, with his assistant Willy Sagnol taking charge of the team on an interim basis.
They drew 2-2 at Hertha Berlin on Sunday which leaves them five points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Former Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel had been strongly linked with the Bayern job, as was Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann.
Bayern’s next fixture is at home to Freiburg a week on Saturday and four days later they welcome Brendan Rodgers’ men to the Allianz Arena for the first of their European double-header.
They travel to Parkhead at the end of the month.
NEW CQN PODCAST FROM CELTIC PARK ON SATURDAY
Kevin Graham is back with a new CQN Podcast from Saturday. He talks to supporters on the bus on the way to Parkhead, interviews John Paul Taylor outside the ground and captures the atmosphere and action inside the ground before getting some more supporters’ views on the bus home after an eventful afternoon at Celtic Park.
Apologies for a few sweary words in this podcast near the end.