Bayern Munich has parted ways with head coach Niko Kovac after the following the 5-1 thrashing by Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday in the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich is currently fourth on the Bundesliga table, four
points behind the leaders Borussia Monchengladbach after 10 games,
Kovac spent 16 months with the Bundesliga Champions before the
sack.Announcing the decision, CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “The
performance of our team in recent weeks and the results have shown us
that there was a need for action.”Uli Hoeness (president), Hasan
Salihamidzic (sporting director) 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.”Salihamidzic added: “I now expect a positive development
from our players and absolute motivation to achieve our goals for this
season.”Kovac won the Bundesliga, the DFB Cup and the Super Cup, Kovac
will be replaced by his assistant Hans Flick on an interim basis while
Bayern search for a permanent replacement.