Niko Kovac was unceremoniously ushered out of Allianz Arena and his deputy, Hansi Flick, given the reigns of Bavarian giants for the time being.
Eintracht Frankfurt were shredded to bare bones after their impressive run in Europa League. Despite that, they managed to beat Bayern Munich 5-1 at home in Bundesliga in the current campaign.
The Bavarians have a huge ego. They demand nothing but dominance in German top flight. The defeat would signal the end of Niko Kovac’s reign at the Allianz Arena.
With top managers occupied and no suitable replacement available, Hans Dieter Flick was appointed on an ad-hoc basis. It was a temporary placement as an apt candidate was sought.
The former midfielder took the challenge head on and transformed Bayern overnight. In the space of a week, the record Bundesliga giants thrashed rivals Borussia Dortmund to announce their return.
Bayern Munich have not looked back since and are in pole position to secure their eighth successive domestic title.
Here is how Flick changed their fortunes.