Bayern Munich will re-appoint Jupp Heynckes as the replacement for the departed Carlo Ancelotti until the end of the season, according to reports from Bild and kicker.
Heynckes, 72, has been in retirement since winning the Treble with the German record champions in 2013, Bayern's biggest success in club history, before being replaced by Pep Guardiola.
It would be Heynckes fourth tenure at Bayern after he had won the Bundesliga twice in his first spell between 1987 and 1991. He took over again for six games in 2009 as an interim after Jurgen Klinsmann was fired and was hired yet again after Louis van Gaal was let go by Bayern in 2011.
Ancelotti left his role as coach at Bayern Munich last week after a 3-0 humbling at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League -- their biggest group-stage defeat in 21 years. Assistant Willy Sagnol took over for Bayern's first match after Ancelotti's departure, and saw the side take a two-goal lead against Hertha Berlin before drawing 2-2.
"Ancelotti had five star players against him in the end," said Bayern president Uli Hoeness. "That would not have been sustainable."
Bayern made the decision to get 72-year-old Heynckes out of retirement until the end of this season after negotiations with former Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel, who is currently unemployed, dragged on for too long, according to kicker.
Hoffenheim's coach Julian Nagelsmann is Hoeness' favoured successor to Ancelotti, according to reports by Sport Bild. The 30-year-old is under contract at Hoffenheim club until 2021.
Heynckes will be tasked straight away with trying to close the five-point gap to current leaders Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga