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Dante: Kovac will succeed at Bayern Munich

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Former Bayern Munich defender Dante urged the club to give Niko Kovac time to become a success

The Croatian coach left Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer to replace the retired Jupp Heynckes in the Bayern dugout.

However, Kovac’ reign in charge of the Bavarians hasn’t gone according to plan with the club only fifth in the Bundesliga and seven points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund.

But Dante is convinced Kovac will turn things around with time, despite the ongoing criticism surrounding him.

“It’s not easy to be so superior once again,” Dante told Sport1.

“You just have to be patient. It’s quite normal that such a situation arises when you bring in a new coach,”

“The pressure is just inhumanly huge. It was particularly difficult for Kovac in the beginning.

“He had to convince everyone right away and made some mistakes. But he is only human.”

“He has a lot of quality, even if it seems that he hasn’t convinced everyone around him.

“He has some good ideas and can achieve something extraordinary with this great squad. I still believe in Bayern. I hope they stick with Kovac.”

The 35-year-old Brazilian now plays for Ligue 1 side OGC Nice after leaving Bayern in 2015.

Meanwhile, Kovac’s side will be back in action this Saturday away to Werder Breman in a Bundesliga match.