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Salihamidzic: Bayern Munich aren’t considering replacing Kovac

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Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic announced that finding a replacement coach for Niko Kovac hasn’t been discussed

The former Eintracht Frankfurt boss arrived in Munich in the summer to replace the retired Jupp Heynckes in the dugout.

However, Kovac’s reign in charge of Bayern hasn’t gone to plan with the club just fifth in the Bundesliga and nine points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.

But Tuesday’s 5-1 Champions League win over Benfica booked Bayern’s place in the last-16 and relieved some of the growing pressure on Kovac.

And the Croatian has been handed a fresh boost after Salihamidzic announced the club board have not even considered replacing him.

“No, we have not,” said Salihamidzic, according to Fox Sports. “We did not think about whether we would hire another coach.”

Braces from Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski, along with Franck Ribery’s strike, secured the win for Bayern in Group E.

As for the club president Uli Hoeness saying that “private talks” will be held with Kovac following their 3-3 draw with Fortuna Dusseldorf, Salihamidzic dismissed the seriousness of it.

“We said that we will talk after the game and the conversation will certainly be very pleasant,” he said.

Bayern will next take a trip to Werder Breman for a Bundesliga match on Saturday.