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Official: Bayern Munich sack Niko Kovac

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German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have sacked head coach Niko Kovac.

Following the Bavarian giants humiliating 5-1 thumping at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt, the club have parted company with their manager Niko Kovac.

There has been plenty of speculation as Bayern have been rather inconsistent so far this season.

An official statement from both the club and the outgoing manager was posted on the clubs official website, fcbayern.com.

The statement read:

“FC Bayern Munich have relieved head coach Niko Kovac of his duties as head coach.”

“That was the result of a mutual discussion with Niko Kovac on Sunday involving FC Bayern president Uli Hoeneß, FC Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, and FC Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.”

“Niko Kovac offered his resignation.”

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Confirmed the decision.

He said:

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

“Uli Hoeneß, Hasan Salihamidzic and I had an open and serious discussion with Niko this Sunday.”

“Based on that and came to the mutual decision that Niko is no longer head coach of FC Bayern.”

“We all regret this development.”

“I would like to thank Niko Kovac on behalf of FC Bayern for his work, particularly for last season’s double win.”

“Assistant coach Hansi Flick will take charge of the FC Bayern first team until further notice.”

“He will prepare the team for the important games in the Champions League against Olympiacos on Wednesday and Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.”

Hasan Salihamidzic said:

“I’m now expecting a positive development from our players and an absolute desire to perform so we can achieve our goals for the season.”

Niko Kovac himself used the clubs official channels to state his position.

He said:

“I think this is the correct decision for the club at this time.”

“The results and the way we’ve played lately have led me to this decision.”

“My brother Robert and I would like to thank FC Bayern for these past 18 months.”

“During that time our team won the Bundesliga, the DFB Cup, and the Supercup.”

“It was a good time. I wish the club and the team all the very best.”

The question now is who will take over not only a giant of German football but a giant of European and World football.

There are two front runners, Mourinho and Allegri.

Jose Mourinho is missing a German Bundesliga championship from his collection and may fancy his chances at Bayern.

Massimiliano Allegri is also in search of work as he has been unemployed since his departure from Juventus. His record at Juve speaks for itself.

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