Jupp Heynckes says he has been offered the chance to return to Bayern Munich as boss until the end of the season but nothing has been agreed yet.
The 72-year-old has enjoyed three previous spells as manager of the German champions but has not worked since retiring in 2013, having led the club to a Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League treble before moving aside after Pep Guardiola was appointed to succeed him.
Heynckes has now revealed Bayern president Uli Hoeness and chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge have asked him to return once again, with the club seeking a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked by Bayern following last month’s 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
After an indifferent start to the season domestically, Bayern are second in the Bundesliga, five points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund. “It’s not clear yet or signed,” Heynckes told German site RPonline.
“I have to analyse the whole thing first. Four and a half years have passed since I left Bavaria and football has changed.”
Ancelotti’s assistant Willy Sagnol was given charge of the team on an interim basis after the Italian was sacked.
Former Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel had been strongly linked with the vacant post at the Allianz Arena along with Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann.
Heynckes first took charge of Bayern in 1987 and during three stints he has won three German titles, one Champions League and a German Cup.
Bayern are 1.40 to win the Bundesliga this season while Dortmund are 3.00.