Bayern Munich close to appointing new manager

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Let's look at some of the others who could possibly be sacked in the foreseeable future. "It was incredibly demanding, incredibly all-encompassing".

"Clearly, if you go abroad to a top club, it means one more step in your development". Now Hoeness is the man who turned his plans into action.

Everyone remembers the glorious 2011-13 tenure.

"FC Bayern is playing a bigger role in my dreams", Nagelsmann, who was born just outside the Bavarian capital, told Eurosport last month.

Some may call Jupp Heynckes Bayern Munich's first response team; others regard the return of the 72-year-old coach an act of despair.

Heynckes will be desperate to win over the dressing room at Bayern after much of the squad lost faith in Ancelotti towards the end of the Italian's tenure.

So the Manchester City boss flew out to Munich where he met Bayern president Uli Hoeness in an exclusive Italian restaurant. Heynckess won the treble back in the 2012/13 campaign before the appointment of Pep Guardiola. Ultimately, the haul of three major trophies proved a fitting tribute to the masterplan and a remarkable change in personal fortunes for a grand old statesman of German football.

Ancelotti meanwhile, has insisted he won't manage another club this term. Heynckes knows captain Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller, David Alaba, Javi Martinez (his record signing), Franck Ribery, Rafinha and Arjen Robben from his previous tenure.

Its stinging 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League had led the club to sack Ancelotti last week.

Mark Lovell covers Bayern Munich for ESPN FC.

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