Bayern Munich announce Willy Sagnol as interim head coach

Bayern Munich have announced Willy Sagnol as their interim head coach as they seek a replacement for the sacked Carlo Ancelotti.

Ancelotti was relieved of his managerial duties less than 24 hours after Bayern’s 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday.

During his time at Bayern, Ancelotti had taken 13 points from six games which included four wins, one draw, and a 2-0 defeat to Hoffenheim.

The German giants have begun their search for Ancelott’s successor but Bayern chief executive Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed assistant coach Sagnol, who has managed French side Bordeaux, will remain in charge ‘until further notice’.

When asked what type of coach Bayern are looking for, Salihamidzic said: “That’s something that we are discussing internally, the names too.

“We won’t comment about this, otherwise there will be speculation, and that’s not our intention,” Salihamidzic added.

“I can’t name any names, nor profile. For the time being Willy Sagnol is our solution until further notice.

“We are discussing this internally. At Bayern, we usually make our decisions unanimously.

“We will remain in a room and come out with a decision. We’ll talk about the profile we need. We’ve only just separated from Ancelotti yesterday. We need to let things settle, and analyse the situation calmly.

“We will see, and if we find a solution, we’ll hire a coach.”