Niko Kovac has been sacked after Bayern Munich lost 5-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayern Munich have officially sacked Niko Kovac after his team’s 5-1 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. It was their worst defeat in nearly a decade and it leaves the Bavarian giants at fourth place in the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich cancelled a public training session on Sunday morning. Rumours of Kovac’s sacking started to grow after that. And now it is official that the reigning Bundesliga champions have relieved the 48-year-old of his duties.
A statement from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge read: “The performance of our team in recent weeks and the results have shown us that there was a need for action. Uli Hoeneß, Hasan Salihamidžić and I have had an open and serious conversation with Niko with the consensual result that Niko is no longer coach of FC Bayern.”
“We all regret this development. I would like to thank Niko Kovac on behalf of FC Bayern for his work, especially for winning the Double last season.”
The Croatian tactician led Bayern to the Bundesliga title and a DFB-Pokal triumph in his first year in charge. And now despite Kovac leading Bayern to three wins out of three in the Champions League, the Bundesliga champions have now opted for a change of coach.
Former Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter boss Jose Mourinho has been linked with Bayern after the Portuguese revealed he is learning German. Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri have also been linked with the vacant position at Bayern.
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