Allianz Arena welcomes new coach after Louis van Gaal exits.
Bayern Munich have appointed Bayer Leverkusen coach Jupp Heynckes as their new manager.
The 65-year-old will return for his third spell at the Bundesliga club on July 1 after signing a two-year contract.
He replaces Dutchman Louis van Gaal whose contract will be terminated at the end of the season.
Heynckes first led Bayern between 1987 and 1991, winning two Bundesliga titles, before moving to coach Real Madrid among others.
In 2009 he returned for five games to steer the club into the Champions League after the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann.
Currently he was won plaudits for turning around the fortunes of Leverkusen, who are in second and on course for the Champions League.
He was always the preferred choice of Bayern’s board but did fight off Fulham manager Mark Hughes for the job.
Heynckes is obviously delighted with his return to the Allianz Arena.
“Aside from the good personal relationships I have with the leading figures at Bayern, the club has always impressed me with its professionalism,” he said.
“I have twice been Bayern coach and always appreciated the working environment.
“It’s natural that you have to have success as Bayern coach, I understand that but I see it as a fascinating task to achieve it with the team over the next two seasons.”
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “Jupp Heynckes was our preferred candidate. We are very happy that we could reach agreement on a two-year contract.
“I’m convinced that with Jupp Heynckes we will have a successful collaboration. ”