Bayern Munich have announced the appointment of Willy Sagnol as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant coach.
The 40-year-old played for Bayern for almost a decade from 2000 to 2009, making 277 appearances before eventually retiring with an Achilles problem in February 2009.
He also earned 58 French national team caps.
Sagnol managed the French U21 side from 2013-2014 and was Bordeaux boss until 2016. He joins Bayern on a two-year deal and replaces Hermann Gerland, who has been appointed to the club’s academy.
On the new appointment, Ancelotti said: “Having lost two of my assistants with Paul Clement leaving during the winter break and Hermann Gerland leaving at the end of the season, I expressed to the board my wish that a new assistant coach be appointed.
“I’m very much looking forward to working with him [Sagnol].”
Sagnol added: “I’m delighted to move back to Munich with my family.
“It’s a great honour for me to be chosen by Carlo Ancelotti, one of the best and most experienced coaches in the world, and I’m really looking forward to working in his coaching team.”