Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has revealed that some members of the squad had turned against Niko Kovac in the latter stages of his time with the club.
Hoeness has conceded that some of Bayern's players had started to turn against the 48-year-old, who only lost eight of his 65 matches in charge of the Bundesliga champions.
"There have certainly been currents within the team that wanted Kovac gone," Hoeness told ZDF Sport Studio. "That's why the leadership reacted accordingly."
Bayern have won both of their matches since Kovac departed, overcoming Olympiacos in the Champions League last week before thumping Borussia Dortmund 4-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday.body check tags ::