According to Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Louis van Gaal is being lined up to replace Carlo Ancelotti, who left his post as Bayern Munich manager after a 3-0 defeat to PSG in the Champions League last week.

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Reports in Germany are saying that Louis van Gaal may replace ousted Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti on a temporary basis, leading the Bavarians until the end of the current season. Van Gaal, who would be starting his second stint as Bayern Munich manager, may be a welcome face at the Allianz, having brought current star Arjen Robben from Real Madrid to Munich in 2010, and giving then youth player Thomas Muller his debut with the senior team.

Van Gaal has been without a club since being relieved of his duties at Manchester United, who decided to cut his tenure by one season giving preference to Jose Mourinho, who had been waiting in the wings after his dismissal from Chelsea the season before. While Van Gaal has often spoken of retirement in recent years, but having left Manchester United on sour terms, he may feel he has one last thing to prove.

During his first stint in charge of Bayern Munich, van Gaal won 59 of 96 duels, winning the domestic cup twice, and Bundesliga once during two seasons.

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