VETERAN manager Jupp Heynckes is set to come out of retirement and take over at Bayern Munich ahead of their Champions League double-header against Celtic

German outlet Bild believe that the 72-year-old will take the reins in Bavaria for a third time, despite retiring in 2013 following a campaign in which he secured the Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup treble.

Carlo Ancelotti was sacked last week in the wake of a 3-0 Group B defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, a result that left the German champions level on points with Celtic. 

Heynckes will reportedly take charge for the rest of the season, 30 years after his first appointment at the club. 

The likes of Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann were linked with the position as Willy Sagnol took over on an interim basis, but the 72-year-old now looks set to be the man charged with reviving Bayern's form. 

The German giants are without a win in their last three games and currently five points adrift of Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund. 

After the international break, Bayern host Freiburg on league duty before the Hoops visit the Allianz Arena on 18 October. 

A fortnight later on 31 October, the Scottish champions welcome Bayern to Celtic Park for their round four fixture of the Champions League group stage.