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Heynckes set for Bayern appointment; reports of role for Alonso

Heynckes set for Bayern appointment; reports of role for Alonso

"That would not have been sustainable".

Whether one regards Heynckes' return as an act of desperation, behind the surprising news seems to stand a smart plan. Bayern's president Uli Hoeness is reportedly the main man driving Bayern's pursuit of Nagelsmann.

The 72-year-old conceded that football has changed since he retired from management in 2013. With Heynckes coming in on a short-term basis, experienced players such as Robben should have an important role to play.

Real Madrid midfielder, Toni Kroos, has disclosed that he does not regret his decision to ditch Bayern Munich for Real Madrid.

The 1975 UEFA Cup winner in that respect is a part-time-specialist facing a challenging job until next summer. The 30-year-old is under contract at Hoffenheim club until 2021. The departure of Ancelotti, who was the choice of Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, caused unexpected turbulences.

Former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel was among the favorites to take over.

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With Heynckes set to replace Ancelotti in the dugout, who are the winners and losers of his appointment? In 2009 he returned after former coach Juergen Klinsmann got the sack.

Having first taken charge of the Bavarian club back in 1987 and the led the team to two Bundesliga titles, Heynckes returned for another two spells.

"We have to recognise this".

The veteran Dutchman has since denied saying that but as they say, there's no smoke without fire and it wouldn't come as much of a surprise if Robben didn't enjoy working with Ancelotti. In their current status, the squad is far from a serious candidate to win the 2017/2018 Champions League. However, the fans in Munich are hard to please.

Reason enough for a club like Bayern to be concerned.


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