5 possible replacements for Jupp Heynckes at Bayern Munich
A look at who could take over at the helm at Bayern Munich once Heynckes leaves at the end of the season
Bayern Munich hierarchy appointed Jupp Heynckes for the fourth time on 9th October 2017 to be their caretaker manager until the end of the season. The German coach guided Bayern Munich to a famous treble in 2013 after which he retired.
Jupp Heynckes has managed to stabilize a Bayern Munich side that was sinking under Carlo Ancelotti. The Bavarians have been in impressive form under the German as they are leading with a whopping 20 points ahead of second-placed Schalke with only 8 Bundesliga matches to go.
Bayern Munich are four points away from being crowned Bundesliga champions for the sixth consecutive time.
Bayern Munich have qualified for the Champions League Quarter Finals after brushing aside a sorry Besiktas side in the round of 16 with an astonishing 8-1 goal difference.
With Jupp Heynckes' contract expiring in the summer, here is a look of top five managers to the replace the legendary German coach at Bayern Munich in the summer.
#5 Ralph Hasenhüttl
Ralph took over reigns at RB Leipzig in 2016 as the team continued their meteoric rise by getting promoted to the Bundesliga. The Austrian manager had a huge task lying ahead of him in his RB Leipzig and Bundesliga debut season.
The 50-year-old manager defied all odds by guiding RB Leipzig to an astonishing second place finish ahead of Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga earning an automatic Champions League qualification in their debut season. Ralph's Leipzig were unbeaten in their first 13 Bundesliga matches and tasted defeat only in their 14th match against FC Ingolstadt.
Ralph and Leipzig got a baptism of fire in the UEFA Champions League as they bowed out in the group stage but they are having an impressive run in the Europa League where they have booked a place in the last-16 of the competition after flooring Russian giants Zenit St. Petersburg.
Ralph's Leipzig side are currently sixth-placed in the Bundesliga 4 points behind fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen who occupy the last Champions League qualification slot with 8 matches remaining. The Austrian manager has a chance of guiding RB Leipzig to a second consecutive Champions League qualification.
Ralph Hasenhüttl has shown pedigree as a world class manager who can step up to take over at Bayern Munich and bring more silverware at Allianz Arena following his instant success with RB Leipzig.