FC Bayern separates from coach Kovac


A consequence, after the debacle in Frankfurt: Niko Kovac is no longer the Coach of the German record master. There was a need for action, the Association. Co-Trainer Hansi Flick for the Team.

A day after the highest Bundesliga defeat for more than ten years, has separated football record champion Bayern Munich in the mutual consent of his coach, Niko Kovac. The club moved to the consequence of the 1:5 Defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

“The achievements of our team in the past weeks and also the results have shown us that action was needed. Uli Hoeness, Hasan Salihamidzic and I have.with Niko on this basis today, on Sunday, an open and serious conversation with the consensual result that Niko is no longer the coach of FC Bayern,” said Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

In the Morning, Kovac had headed the Training. Now, he said: “I think that this is at the present time, the right decision for the club. The results and the way we have played, let me come to this decision. My brother Robert and I would like to thank FC Bayern for the past nearly one and a half years. In 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 very best.”

“Too defensive,” was often the accusation

The 48-year-old Croatian had taken the Job in the summer of 2018. The former Bayern-professional came as a UEFA Cup winners Eintracht Frankfurt to Munich. The first months were for the former Croatian national team player and coach, however, is difficult. In the first autumn, as Bayern coach, he had to fear for his Job. Too defensive of a former professional, so the recurring charge think.

Especially thanks to the support of in two weeks out of the office the Bayern sheath-President, Uli Hoeness, he was allowed to remain, however. In the second round of the Munich made up for the residue at Borussia Dortmund and took the seventh title in the series. The Cup final was made with a 3:0 against RB Leipzig, the Double perfect. As a flaw the in the second round of the Premier class against Liverpool (0:0, 1:3)it remained, however,.

Criticism of Müller and the Fans were good

Peace had Kovac but also in his second year as coach of Bayern never. To the Bundesliga kick-off there was only a 2:2 against Hertha BSC. The highlight is the 7:2 in the Champions League-finalists Tottenham Hotspur was at the beginning of October. Then it was sporty but downhill. A defeat against Hoffenheim, a draw in Augsburg, as well as lackluster victories over Piraeus, Union Berlin and VfL Bochum followed.

Kovac made several unfortunate statements, such as the reservists role of Thomas Müller, the higher velocity in the Liverpool game, or the Frankfurt Fans, who he declared the best in the League – all of that was in Munich, not good at all.

Co-Trainer Hansi Flick, takes over the Team. On Wednesday, the Bayern play in the Champions League against Olympiakos Piraeus and the weekend after that, in the Bundesliga Vice-champion Borussia Dortmund.

og/sw (sid, dpa)