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Fulham boss Mark Hughes misses out on Bayern Munich job

25 Mar 2011 15:16:33

Fulham boss Mark Hughes misses out on Bayern Munich job

Fulham boss Mark Hughes has been overlooked for the Bayern Munich job with the Bundesliga outfit announcing the return of Jupp Heynckes for his third stint at the helm. The Cottagers boss was reportedly on the shortlist to replace current head coach Louis van Gaal at the end of the current campaign. However the Bundesliga outfit have decided against the former United man and have opted for Heynckes after he announced his refusal to extend his current contract at Bayern Leverkusen. Overlooked: Hughes has missed out on the Bayern job after the club appointed Heynckes Leverkusen are currently second in the Bundesliga and ironically Leynckes' side could edge out Bayern for an automatic qualification spot for next season's Champions League. Bayern who clinched the League and Cup double last season have had a miserable year and currently sit 4th in the Bundesliga, fourteen points behind leafers Borussia Dortmund with seven matches to play. Van Gaal's side lost in the semi-finals of the German Cup to Schalke and then saw any chance of silverware end when they were knocked out of the Champions League by Inter Milan following a dramatic second leg, that saw the Italians win 3-2 after Goran Pandev's winner with two minutes remaining. Back once again: Heynckes during his second spell with Bayern That has led to calls for a change and Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge gave his backing to Heynckes appointment: 'Jupp Heynckes was our preferred candidate.' The Leverkusen coach has agreed a two-year contract and was delighted with his return to Munich. He said: 'I was already twice coach at Bayern and I always liked the work atmosphere there.'  Bayern Munich line up shock move for old boy Hughes to replace Van GaalHughes targets new Fulham deal to fend off interest from Bayern MunichAll the latest Fulham news, features and opinion  Explore more:People: Louis Van Gaal, Goran Pandev, Mark Hughes Places: Munich


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