Louis van Gaal has been linked with a return to Bayern Munich, as the German champions continue their search for Carlo Ancelotti's replacement.

Bayern sacked the Italian last week following the 3-0 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain , with the club sitting third in the Bundesliga, three points off the pace.

And according to German outlet Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, the Bavarians are considering a move for their former boss Van Gaal, who was in charge of the club between 2009 and 2011.

The Dutchman won the double in his first season in charge and led the club to the Champions League final, where they lost to Real Madrid.