Munich - Former Bayern Munich defender Breno has returned to work at the club on day-release from his prison sentence for aggravated arson.
The 23-year-old Brazilian will help coach Bayern's reserve side and youth teams, initially during his five hours of release every morning from the Stadelheim correctional facility, then increasing to eight hours if all goes to plan.
Breno has served 13 months of the three-year, nine-month prison sentence he received in July 2012 for setting his rented villa on fire the September before.
Breno says "the time in prison has been very hard for me."
Bayern president Uli Hoeness, who appeared beside the former player at a press conference, says the club "will do everything it can to help."
Hoeness is facing his own charges of tax evasion.