Bayern Munich go joint top with win at Hamburg


Bayern Munich made it three wins in a row under Jupp Heynckes as they beat Hamburg to move level on points with Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga. Lowly Hamburg had Gideon Jung sent off in the first half for a mistimed sliding tackle on Kingsley Coman. Thomas Muller replaced James Rodriguez at half-time and set up the ...

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Dortmund recall Jadon Sancho


Jadon Sancho has flown from India to Cyprus in order to be available for Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League this week, after the Bundesliga leaders exercised their option for him to return from the FIFA Under-17 World Cup following the group stage. Sancho, 17, started all of England’s fixtures in India, scoring three goals to help them qualify for the last ...

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Bayern Munich confirm Heynckes return for fourth spell


Bayern Munich have confirmed the appointment of former head coach Jupp Heynckes until the end of the season. Heynckes returns for a fourth spell in charge of the German giants following the departure of Carlo Ancelotti last month. Bayern announced the appointment of Heynckes, who has won the Bundesliga three times and the Champions League once across his previous spells ...

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Jupp Heynckes to return as Bayern Munich interim coach

Jupp Heynckes led Bayern Munich to the treble in 2013. Photograph: Guenter Schiffmann/AFP/Getty Images

Jupp Heynckes will be named as Bayern Munich’s interim coach, according to reports in Germany. The 72-year-old is set to return for a fourth spell in charge of the current German champions, having led them to a Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League treble in 2013. Bayern dismissed Carlo Ancelotti last week following their 3-0 defeat by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions ...

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Klopp ready to take charge of Bayern – Metzelder


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp should be the next manager of Bayern Munich, claims Christoph Metzelder. The former Germany defender cited Klopp as the outstanding candidate to take over the Bavarian giants. Having parted company with Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern are in the market for their next boss, and currently trail table-topping Borussia Dortmund by five points in the Bundesliga. Metzelder told Sky Sports Germany: ‘From my point of ...

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Bayern Munich held by Hertha in first match after Ancelotti exit


Bayern Munich were held to a draw at Hertha Berlin as they began life after the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti with frailties still evident. Three days after the departure of Ancelotti, who left after a 3-0 Champions League defeat by Paris St-Germain, Bayern responded brightly with a dominant first half. But they were pegged back – and lost winger Franck ...

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Bundesliga Roundup: Dortmund stay top, Wolfsburg held by Mainz


Shinji Kagawa scored the winning goal as Borussia Dortmund continued their fine start to the season to stay top of the Bundesliga. Andriy Yarmolenko, signed in the summer from Dynamo Kiev for 25m euros, opened the scoring after just four minutes before Caiuby equalised for Augsburg. Former Manchester United midfielder Kagawa hit the winner midway through the opening half. England ...

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From Bayern and Back: the story of Bayern’s interim coach Willy Sagnol


Suddenly interim coach of Bayern Munich after Carlo Ancelotti’s dismissal, Willy Sagnol boasts all the attributes required to steer the Bavarians into calmer waters: he knows the club inside out and has himself coached at the highest level. Almost nine years at Bayern as a player ended with the agony of a crippling Achilles injury in February, 2009, when he ...

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Hoeness: Ancelotti had five players against him


Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Bayern Munich because he had five players against him, said president Uli Hoeness. “He had five players that opposed him and that is an impossible situation,” he told Funke Sport. “As a coach you cannot have star players against you. I have learnt in my life the saying: ‘the enemy in your bed is the most dangerous’. ...

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Bayern Munich sack manager Carlo Ancelotti after historic PSG defeat

Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich side lost 3-0 to PSG in the Champions League on Wednesday. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Bayern Munich have sacked Carlo Ancelotti after Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. The Italian, who led Bayern to the Bundesliga title last season having been appointed to replace Pep Guardiola last summer, was dismissed after a meeting of the club’s board on Thursday. Earlier, Bayern’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had called for “consequences” following the loss at the Parc des Princes, ...

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