Bayern Munich part company with Niko Kovac


Bayern Munich has ended Niko Kovac’s tenure as head coach of the Bavarian side following Saturday’s 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt as per the Bundesliga.

The Bundesliga Club has today evening confirmed that Hansi Flick will be in charge during the team’s UEFA Champions League group stage game against Olympiacos on Wednesday and the upcoming Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

Kovac, took over from Jupp Heynckes at the start of the 2018/19 and helped Bayern to a domestic double.

Bayern are currently fourth in the Bundesliga, four points from leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach.

The defending champions have won just one of their last four league games under the Croatian Football Manager, suffering defeats against Hoffenheim and most recently, Frankfurt.

I think this is the right decision for the club at the moment,”

Kovac said in a statement.

The results, and also the way we last played, made me come to that decision. My brother Robert and I thank Bayern for the last one and a half years. During this time, our team has won the championship, the DFB Cup and the Supercup. It was a good time. I wish the club and the team all the best.

Kovac added.

The performance of our team in recent weeks and the results have shown us that there was need for action.

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated.

Uli Hoeneß, Hasan Salihamidzic and I had an open and serious conversation with Niko on this basis on Sunday 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.

Rummenigge added.

Niko Kovac left Frankfurt for Bayern Munich last season and was able to turnaround a season that had started badly to help Bayern to a domestic double.

Part of the information here has been adapted from the Bundesliga Media.


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