Bayern Munich confirmed on the club's official Twitter account that sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic had "agreed a three-year contract" on Thursday and would officially start his new job on July 1, reports Efe.
The 46-year-old Croat takes over from 72-year-old Heynckes, who came out of retirement in October after Carlo Ancelotti was sacked to steer Bayern to their sixth consecutive league title, and the semi-finals of both the German Cup and the Champions League.
He then led them to an 11th place Bundesliga finish the following season, and the team have further improved this term, standing currently in fifth place, level on points with RB Leipzig and two points off Bayer Leverkusen in the last Champions League qualification spot.
Frankfurt also made it to the final of the 2017 German Cup, which they lost to Borussia Dortmund, and have again reached the semis this year.
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